I just booked an early spring trip to Paris. I'm both beyond excited and completely anxious all at once. Despite being an avid traveler back in my twenties, I haven't been on an airplane without my children...ever! My oldest is now 16.
Several months ago, I mentioned this quirky little fact about myself to a close friend who travels a lot (she works for a French luxury fashion label). Having known me since we were very young, she was shocked at my revelation and suggested that I tag along on her next trip to Paris in order to "get out of my rut". I agreed and now here we are-the plans are booked and paid for!
Even though my friend is very familiar with Paris, I'll still have a lot of time on my hands to explore the city alone. I've been to Paris once before, back in my early twenties. It was a February visit, I slept in a youth hostel, carried a large back pack and was on a shoe string budget. This time around, I'm pretty excited at the thought of going back and enjoying some of the finer things Parisian life has to offer. I'd love to get some suggestions - leave a comment or shoot me an email if there's a favorite spot or site I shouldn't miss.
In the meantime, I'm tempering my nerves by stalking the fabulous Instagram account of Carin Olsson @ParisInFourMonths -that's where I found all these stunning Parisian images! And, it really is helping!