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Monday, October 17, 2016

Leavin’ on a Jet Plane

In Friday’s post I eluded to another trip in the works. First I want to thank our friends for coming to celebrate the hubs’ 30th birthday dinner. It was nice to catch up with everyone 🙂

Back to the travel announcement…Over the summer we visited the hub’s bucket list place, Sydney, and now it’s my turn (read my Travel Bucket List). I have dreamed of going to Europe for a long time. I love the idea of walking along the busy streets, seeing the different architectural styles, and standing on the site of so many history placed with a whole lot of history to share (nerd alert!).

I had a hard time narrowing down the Europe list, but we aren’t millionaire so for now it is Paris and London. We will spend roughly four days in each city. It will be a lot to cram in, but it’s the opportunity of a lifetime and I’m so excited to share this adventure with the hubs.

PARIS

Weather
From my research it appears the weather will be in the 40s and 50s, mild and dry. Seems like almost every trip taken this year involves cool or cold weather. I’m not complaining, I love fall and winter fashion.

Where We Are Staying
Hilton Paris Opera

What We’ll Do
So much to see and so little time 🙁 We will definitely see the Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe. Probably won’t spend the money to go up in either, but these are iconic places not to be missed.

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We will take a day to venture out of the city to visit Palace of Versailles. This was a must for me. I believe it will take most of the day to travel and see all of the historic buildings and grounds, but hopefully a day well spent.

Others on the list are Grand Palais, Musee de l’Armee, Notre Dame, and Luxembourg Gardens.

LONDON

Weather
The temperatures appear to be similar to Paris, but October looks to be rainy so we will definitely need to pack accordingly.

Where We Are Staying
Since there isn’t a language barrier here we decided to live like a local and get an airbnb. We had such a good experience in Sydney we wanted to try it again. We have booked a place near the London Eye and other sightseeing spots, but it is also convenient for transportation because it’s near the Waterloo Station.

What We’ll Do

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London Eye (because we’re staying next to it lol), Tower of London, Kensington Palace, Westminster Abbey. We will most likely visit Hyde Park (we visited Sydney’s Hyde Park) and a few museums related to law enforcement and military.

I’m very excited and ready to get there. As always, follow along on SnapChat (@r8d6g) to see our adventures.

Until next post…xoxo Becca

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