Growing up in a family that moved regularly gave me a love of exploring new places. The excitement of discovering new towns, cities or countries, of walking down a street and seeing things for the first time, researching a destination and then setting out to really discover it for myself, has stayed with me ever since. The thrill of driving through an unknown city, opening the windows and sensing the unfamiliar heat, noise and smells, gives me a feeling of being truly alive that I find exhilarating.
Travel became my passion and more! I also work in the travel industry, which can sometimes give me access to special places and also plenty of insider information on the best possible ways to see and experience things. Now I hope to expand this passion further with this blog, documenting and sharing my discoveries and favourite places in the beautiful and fascinating city where I currently live, Paris.
Whenever I travel I’m always so grateful for the people that take the time to tell me about a special place they like which is off the beaten track, the best way to see a popular monument, or a great café tucked away around a corner that I never would have found otherwise. It makes each visit special, memorable… I hope that in some way this blog can do the same for you.
I love the idea that you can customize your explorations – pick and choose what you want to see and do in a day, concentrate on a specific area, a special interest, or take one visit as inspiration and a starting point and then just wander and make your own discoveries. Then put all the pieces you loved best together and make the city your own.
This blog is intended to help you do that. All the information here is intentionally bite sized, ideas to get you started on building your own Paris. You can use the menus at the top to choose what or where interests you, or just pick one place you like the look of and go from there!
I’ve lived in many cities, but there is something special about Paris, and always something new to explore. I hope to be able to share that with you!
All photos are taken by me, unless otherwise specified. Please don’t use any of them without my permission.