I had an amazing time in Paris this past March. This was my second time in the city of lights and love, and I really got to soak in and learn the city over the nine days I was there. C’était magnifique!
Like any popular travel destination, some of the sites in Paris provide a better experience than others. I shaped my itinerary around what I liked and didn’t on my previous trip. The result was seeing more, waiting less, and generally avoiding big crowds: all travel wins!
I hope you can use these tips to make your next Parisian vacation magical. Here’s my list of five activities to skip in and around Paris, France, particularly if your time is limited to a few days, and what you should check out instead.
If you live in Queens or happen to be around that burrough with some time to spare, I highly suggest checking out the Welling Court Mural Project in West Astoria. It’s free, open 24/7 to the public, and a true hidden gem in NYC.
I recently joined a gym after a too-long exercise hiatus. My weekly personal training sessions with Jenn that kicked off my new fitness journey have been amazing, but I knew I needed to supplement the rest of my workout routine and give myself some variation that wasn’t running on the old treadmill in the basement. It was time for a change.
As my shiny new membership tag was scanned at the Croton-on-Hudson New York Sports Club, I was suddenly struck with a deep sense of fear.
You see, as a plus size queer person, I’ve never felt particularly comfortable at gyms.
When I was around fifteen years old, my first gray hair was spotted by a high school friend. I didn’t believe her until she plucked it out and dangled the full silver strand in front of my eyes.
I was shocked and confused. How could I, a high schooler, have a gray hair? I tried to shrug it off as SAT stress and hoped it was just some weird natural occurrence.
To me, summer is an ideal time to indulge in a little extra self-care. For some, that’s jetting away on a vacation or taking advantage of Summer Fridays, but not everyone has or can afford those perks.
The good news is that self-care doesn’t have to be expensive or require any traveling! Try one of these ten self-care products this summer in your room or by the pool. These items could also make great gifts for the summer-lovers in your life, and they’re all under $20!