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10 Travel Lessons from 2016 to take into the new year

2016 was a great year for us. Considering we’re not full time travellers and we both have demanding day jobs, we’re quite stoked that we actually managed to pull off 9 significant trips in 12 months! And here’s 10 travel lessons our 9 trips from 2016 taught us. Lesson #1: Do nothing We kicked off 2016 with a holiday. Yes, a holiday (and you can read about why we do

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How to Avoid Museum Fatigue in Europe

Museum fatigue is that feeling of just walking through a museum, looking but not really seeing, as row after row of sculpture or painting just blurs and everything seems the same. Your legs drag behind you, your mind shuts down, and it becomes about as enjoyable as having a tooth extracted. As travellers who enjoy the cultural aspects of travel, discovering art is such an integral part of every trip we

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Paris Insider: Isabel for HiP Paris

Don’t we all wish we had that one friend, someone who’s a local, an insider who’s got the dish on what’s hot, what’s not, where to go, what to see and how to do it when we travel someplace? As a part of our City Insider series, we bring you the Paris Insider. Easy, simple and quick tips to help you manoeuvre the city of light like a local and

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Paris Insider with Savoir Faire Paris

Don’t we all wish we had that one friend, someone who’s a local, an insider who’s got the dish on what’s hot, what’s not, where to go, what to see and how to do it when we travel someplace? As a part of our City Insider series, we bring you the Paris Insider. Easy, simple and quick tips to help you manoeuvre the city of light like a local and

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The Thing About Paris

Paris. Probably the most visited tourist destination in the world. Probably the most romanticised, overhyped, extravagant cliché of them all. But I fell in love with Paris 10 years before I saw it for the first time. As a student of the French language, it was easy to fall in love with this utopian city that seemed to embody all things French. From the first time I learned to pronounce

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Christmas in Paris – Of yuletide and purple skies

Christmas in Paris was something we experienced on our very first trip to the city of lights. And it made the experience absolutely magical. She was decked out in her finest jewels, the cheer of yuletide visible on the otherwise stressed and hurried Parisian faces as sweets, wine and gifts adorned every shop window, the cold making us want to step into every heated store. Christmas in Paris is definitely

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Top 5 Places to Revisit

We didn’t think we’d ever do a post on the Top 5 Places to Revisit, but here we are. We’ve always treated every single trip of ours like it’s the last time we’ll ever go there (so that it feels like the trip of a lifetime, every single time). But there are some places we left little pieces of our hearts, and we know we aren’t done with those places

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Jardin de Luxembourg, Paris – A midsummer day’s dream

Strolling through the Jardin de Luxembourg is a quintessential Paris travel experience. Unfortunately we missed it the first time we went to Paris even though we were staying in an apartment so close to it. Blame it on the cold December weather. So this time around, it was summer, the flowers were in full bloom, and romancing tourists and birds alike were flocking to Parisian parks and gardens. On an

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Bastille Day, Paris: Off my bucket list

My favourite country’s national day falls on my birthday. It was almost destined to be, so when I put “Watch Bastille Day Parade on Champs Elysees in Paris” on my bucket list, I knew I’d get down to doing it someday. Little did I know someday would come this soon, when Charles threw in a surprise detour to Paris on my birthday this past summer. I was so excited, and

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5 Best Views in Paris- Points of perspective

Paris is undoubtedly a beautiful city. Strolling through the streets, you will enjoy the beautiful Haussmanian buildings and cobbled pavements. From shop windows to people to art to food, everything’s beautiful at eye level. But Paris’ true beauty must be viewed from above. The city knows this, which is why they’ve constructed tall structures at strategic locations, so you can enjoy looking down at the city that looks up. The

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Different Doors in Paris – Really

If you’re a regular reader on our site (or even if you’ve just taken a look at the name) you know that we love doors. Doors that open into different destinations, different experiences, cultures, locales, views and thinking. We also love doors, literally. And we realized that while we were walking around in Paris, gawking at the beautiful doors we passed on the streets. Here’s a round up of our

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