La Côte d’Azur: Nice and Monaco

Opéra Plage, Nice

For the three-day weekend, my friend Laureen and I hopped on an hour flight to the beautiful south of France. In search of sunshine and blue waters, we were greeted with pouring rain and thunder… but it finally cleared up for the second half of the trip (as you can see in the photos).

The people we met in Nice said we had picked the right time to visit (despite the unpredictable weather), since once it hits June, tourists flood the city and the population can increase ten times!

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AMA: “How would you spend 5 days in Paris?”

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I’m often asked, “Hey! I’m coming to Paris soon! What should I do?” If I don’t know the person really well, this is pretty tough to answer. One itinerary doesn’t fit all and there’s just so much to see in this city.

This is not necessarily my guide for a first-timer’s trip, but what’d I do if I ever moved away and were to visit Paris, say, 30 years from now. It is a list of my absolute favorite spots in this beautiful city.

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