Hotel Emile in Le Marais, Paris

Hotel Emile in Le Marais, Paris

I’ve always heard that Paris hotels can be both pricey and on the small size, so when I started my search for a place to stay I had my guard up. High. I also found quite a divide in aesthetic as some hotels were very traditional or Parisian, and others were more modern and updated. I settled on Hotel Emile in the Le Marais district as it looked updated and more my style (plus, the price was right, ha!).

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Pack for Iceland in the Winter

Travel Light - Pack for Winter in Iceland. 20 items, 10 outfits, 1 carry-on.

Travel Light - Pack for Winter in Iceland. 20 items, 10 outfits, 1 carry-on.

1. Cuyana Warm Cashmere Scarf * / 2. Johnstons of Elgin Cashmere Gloves * / 3. Madeleine Thompson Waffle-Knit Beanie / 4. Sockwell Wool-Blend Compression Socks / 5. Fella Mad Max Paneled Swimsuit / 6. Cuyana Scoop Tee in Gray * / 7. Acne Studios White Cotton Tee * / 8. Black Long Sleeve Tee * / 9. Wool-Cashmere Crewneck Sweater * / 10. Baby Alpaca Oversized Turtleneck Sweater * / 11. Wool-Cashmere Turtleneck Sweater * / 12. Spiewak Aviation Eskimo Parka (with recycled down!) / 13. Mover Merino Wool Leggings / 14. Moncler Fleece-Lined Twill Leggings (Similar by J.Crew, Fleece Lined Leggings) / 15. Frame Le High Skinny Jeans / 16. Waterproof Hiking Pants / 17. Tumi 19 Degree International Carry On / 18. Herschel Supply Co. Packable Backpack / 19. Nike Free RN / 20. Ugg Cecile Waterproof Boots (similar by Sorel)

Ahh, Iceland! I don’t think I know someone who isn’t going to Iceland this year (ha!), so having been there before I thought I would share a packing list for a Winter trip to Iceland. Although Spring is officially here in California, it is still very cold and wet in Iceland. The temperatures average just above freezing, but my main concern for this packing list is moisture and wind. This packing list is very similar to my packing list for Summer in Iceland, with the exception that the layers are much warmer.

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Slow Travel, Exploring With Intention

Slow travel: The benefits of exploring with intention.

It might sound weird to combine the phrases slow travel and exploring with intention, but hear me out. When we went on our action-packed trip to Paris we planned to do all the things. All. The. Things. The first four days were non-stop, filled with touristy things and putting more miles on my walking shoes than I have in the last couple of years. It was extremely exciting, but it was also extremely exhausting. Today I’m sharing with you a little lesson that I had to remind myself of on this trip, enjoy slow travel.

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