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Must See Tourist Attractions of Paris

Must See Tourist Attractions of Paris Ah Paris, the Lover’s City and a beautiful collection of architectural masterpieces. Paris, France is a must visit for any budding travelers and a favorite amongst veteran vagabonds. If it’s your first time or one hundredth, there are certain Parisian attractions that have to be seen.   Gathered from conversations […]

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Must See Tourist Attractions of Paris

Ah Paris, the Lover’s City and a beautiful collection of architectural masterpieces. Paris, France is a must visit for any budding travelers and a favorite amongst veteran vagabonds. If it’s your first time or one hundredth, there are certain Parisian attractions that have to be seen.   Gathered from conversations I’ve had with friends and fellow trekkers, here is a list of five must see tourist attractions in or around Paris.

 

Eiffel Tower

What would a trip to grand Paris be without spending a morning gazing up at the Eiffel Tower while sipping on some strong coffee at a quaint little café? I’ll tell you, it wouldn’t be Paris. The Eiffel tower signifies Paris to most people and it’s seen as the city’s most iconic attraction.

The Eiffel tower was built for the 1889 World Expo and was designed to be an epic entrance to the event. The tower remained the tallest man made structure for 40 years so it has been a huge draw for tourism since its erection.

The Eiffel Tower is a must see tourist attraction because of its iconic status and impressive size and stature. Everywhere you go in Paris the tower can be seen and it is so intertwined in Parisian culture.

 

Notre Dame de Paris

Notre Dame, the cathedral that started a revolution of design and has been the religious center for Paris since its construction in 1163.   The New Gothic style was replicated all over Europe and the buildings aesthetics were often imitated yet never repeated. The beauty and attention to detail involved in the construction of Notre Dame are incredible and must be seen on person to appreciate. It may not be the largest cathedral in the city but is by far the most famous. It’s an eight-century-old building but the renovations were so well done that the building looks like a new build.

Notre Dame is on the must see list because it’s the church that populated the New Gothic style and is the supermodel of churches.

 

Arc de Triomphe

The history behind this attraction is so ingrained in the heart and soul of Paris it is a must see for so many reasons. The arc was commissioned by Napoleon to memorialize his many war victories. Although the arc was finished after Napoleon was exiled from the country he loved, the symbolism remained intact. The Arc de Triomphe is a patriotic symbol of pride more many Parisians and is the center of the city.  

A must see and often overlooked portion of the monument is the observation deck on the roof of the arc. Warning, there is no elevator and to reach the top, one must tackle 200 plus steps. I’ll guarantee that once you see the view from the top of the arc de Triomphe, you’ll fall in love with Paris all over again.

 

The Louvre

A trip to Paris isn’t complete without seeing possibly the most iconic painting in the world, the Mona Lisa. The Louvre is an enormous museum and cultural center of the city. Created as a place for King Francs I to store his massive art collection, the museum now boasts over 1 million pieces of art. That’s a lot of class and culture you can earn in a short time.  You will see artistic masterpieces like the Venus de Milo and Dying Slave by Michelangelo.

The newest edition is the Louvre’s glass pyramid, built in 1989 by I.M Pei. which serves as a grand entryway for the museum.

The Louvre is a must see just for the pure brilliance that it contains.

 

Palace of Versailles

This is a short drive outside of the city but well worth the journey. Originally the home of King Louis 13 who built outside the city because didn’t trust Parisians. The enormous home has one of the most magnificent gardens in the world. The 250-acre garden features geometric shapes cut into foliage and many ostentatious fountains.

Once you see this magical place, you’ll understand why the Palace of Versailles is a must see tourist attraction in Paris.

 

Enjoy the most romantic city in the world; hopefully you fall in love with old Paris just like me.

 

 

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Your Next Vacation Could Be In Space

A newly started company by the name of Orion Span recently announced that they will soon be opening a luxury hotel… in space.

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I’m calling it. We are officially in the future.

A newly started company by the name of Orion Span recently announced that they will soon be opening a luxury hotel… in space. In the statement, they claim that their first guests will get to enjoy an off-planet vacation as early as 2022. They named the hotel the Aurora Station, and it will allow for four guests and two crew members. The space-cation will last 12 days and will travel roughly 200 miles above the Earth. Um… where do I sign?!

But the perks don’t stop there, folks. Here are some of the other amazing things guests on the Aurora Station will get to enjoy: an average of 16 sunrises and sunsets every day, learning how to grow food while in orbit, experimenting with virtual reality tech, and a constant state of zero gravity. This trip will truly knock you off your feet!

The station will be roughly the size of a larger private jet (about 43 feet long and 14 feet wide). It will also offer high-speed internet so guests can still stay connected with family and friends back on Earth and, of course, post great Instagrams! But Orion Span isn’t stopping there. They have even bigger plans.

The CEO of Orion Span, Frank Bunger, also said in the statement that they have plans of one-day launching condos in space. Imagine living in space! “Our long-term vision is to sell actual space in those new modules. So, either for living or subleasing, that’s the future vision here – to create a long-term, sustainable human habitation in low Earth orbit.”

Bunger added the company (and his) overall mission is to make space available to all. It won’t be easy, though. Anyone who wishes to take the luxury trip will have to complete an extensive three-month training program. And while three months may seem like a lot of time, Bunger said that they have streamlined a training program that used to take an incredible 24 months. So it turns out three months isn’t that bad!

Now, I know what you’re thinking. You’ve probably been thinking it the whole time you’ve been reading this article. “How much is this going to cost?” Great question. This futuristic trip requires an $80,000 refundable deposit and a whopping $9.5 million for the entire trip. The good news is you can put down your deposit right now! The list opened on April 5th. So if you happen to have a loose $80,000 laying around, now you finally have something to do with it!

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Don’t Leave Home Without These Items (If You’re Going To Paris)

Paris is one of the most vacation-worthy cities in the world. But if you want to do Paris right, be sure to bring these must-have items!

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Paris is one of the most vacation-worthy cities in the world. The history, the culture, the art, the wine! You name it, Paris has it. It’s just one of those cities you have to experience before you die. But if you want to do Paris right, be sure to bring these must-have items!

POWER ADAPTER

One of the most potentially frustrating parts about traveling in Paris is the power outlets there. They’re completely different than ours in the states! So if you have anything that needs to be plugged (which, at this point, how could you not??) you’ll definitely want to invest in a power adapter. The good news is, it’s not that hard to find one once you’re actually in Paris.

RESTAURANT GUIDE

Obviously one of the best parts about a trip to Paris is the food. Honestly, Paris might very well be the best culinary city in the world. You’ll easily have 4 or 5 of the best meals of your life just in one week in Paris. But you’re going to want to make sure you hit as many of the best spots as you can. So be sure to bring a handy restaurant guide with you everywhere you go!

WINDPROOF UMBRELLA

We’ve all seen these somewhat funky looking umbrellas before. But aside from the potential stylish appeal, these umbrellas are actually very functional as they’re windproof! And that can be crucial to staying comfortable while walking around Paris. Not to mention, if you grab a transparent one you can keep yourself completely dry while not affecting your view of this beautiful city!

COMFORTABLE SHOES

This should be a no-brainer. One of the best ways to really experience Paris is just to walk around and take it all in. There’s an energy about the place that is just unmatched. Plus there are endless options out there when it comes to comfortable shoes, so you can still be stylish while you’re at it!

A TRAVEL BAG WITH HANDLES

While we obviously appreciate the benefits of rolling luggage, the convenience of it kind of goes out the window when you’re Paris thanks to all the narrow, cobblestone streets. Not only do they make rolling your suitcase to and from your hotel difficult, but they could actually just break the thing! So go out and find a durable bag that still has enough room to bring everything you need.

CELL PHONE TRIPOD STAND

Look, I know. Selfies can be very obnoxious and selfie sticks can be downright offensive. But don’t deprive yourself of the fun of taking tons of pictures just because you don’t want to look like an annoying teenager! Paris is a beautiful city that needs to be photographed and if you’re not actually in the photographs were you ever even in Paris?! Exactly. So invest in one of these handy cell phone tripods so you can get some great pictures without them blatantly looking like selfies.

A CORKSCREW (THAT’S TSA COMPLIANT)

What would a trip to Paris be without lots, and lots of wine? It would be pointless, that’s what. Did you know you can even drink wine in Paris’ public parks until as late as 4 p.m.? I know! So you’ll definitely want to have your own corkscrew on you at all times. Just make sure it’s TSA compliant so you don’t get arrested before even getting on your flight.

 

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Protect Your Skin The Next Time You Travel

Travel can be terrible on your skin. So be smart on your next vacation and keep your beautiful skin hydrated and healthy.

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If you’re anything like me, you spend the entire week after a vacation taking care of your badly damaged skin. Whether it’s the pressure in the plane, the change in climate, or just the overall stress of traveling, vacation can be terrible for your skin!

But have no fear, Jetlaggin is here! And we’ve got all the tips and tricks you need to keep your skin healthy and fresh on your next vacation. So read up, take some notes, and say goodbye to dry and flaky skin the week after a vacation!

DRINK PLENTY OF WATER

Honestly, if you don’t know this by now, I don’t know what to do for you. Obviously, drinking plenty of water is good for your skin regardless of if you’re on vacation or not. But one thing that happens when you travel, you tend to drink more caffeine and alcohol than usual. And they both cause some serious dehydration.

But we wouldn’t dare tell you to stop drinking either! All we’re saying is, just make sure you drink lots and lots of water in addition. Get yourself a cool new water bottle while you’re at it. It will make the whole thing that much more fun for you. And your skin will thank you later!

PACK THAT CARRY-ON WITH SKIN PRODUCTS

While drinking lots of water is good for hydrating internally, you don’t want to forget to hydrate externally. I’m talking moisturizer, people! Those pressurized airplanes can really mess with your skin. So keep some facial mist and some moisturizing cream handy at all times.

And don’t you dare forget about those lips! There are plenty of great lip balms and lip repair products out there for your lip protection needs.

DON’T FORGET THAT ALL-IMPORTANT SPF

When most people think about traveling, they think about airports, airplanes, buses, hotel rooms, saunas, etc, etc. Notice anything similar about all those places? They’re all indoors! But you know what also happens on most vacations? Spending time outside! So don’t make the deadly mistake of forgetting to put on your sunscreen.

In addition to literally protecting your skin from the sun’s harmful rays, it also does wonders for keeping your skin hydrated. Don’t be shy either. Just go for it and get yourself that SPF 50. Your skin deserves it!

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