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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 […]



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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The Lifestyles & Vacations Of The Rich & The Famous

Check out where the richest people vacation and how they spend their money.



     Where would you go on vacation if money wasn’t an issue and you had all the time in the world? Personally, I would rent a private island and partake in a castaway experience with only the most luxurious amenities. Well, the super-rich have the ability to go anywhere they wish and do literally whatever money can buy, how awesome must that be? Check out the locales where the richest people in the world vacation.


     Unlike many of the super-rich, Bill Gates likes to mix and mingle with the locals when he vacations. He enjoys Croatia for its old Europe feel and medieval construction. The hot spot in Europe, Croatia is enjoying a tourism boom, which is centered around the countries pleasurable weather and affordable luxury. Bill Gates doesn’t need to save money but who says the super-rich can’t be frugal?


     Why not just go all out like Richard Branson and buy your own island. That is some next-level stuff there. The Virgin Mobile/Records/Airlines etc entrepreneur and billionaire owns Necker Island in the British Virgin Islands. The private island is an actual resort where rooms rent for a minimum of $5,000 a night. Luminaries such as the Obamas and Mariah Carey have stayed here before. Wow, talk about luxury, a private island where the former president stays. Enjoy all the watersports you can handle while basking in the hot Caribbean sun.


     Where do the best directors of all time spend their vacations? Well, if you love Steven Spielberg movies, you’ll know he enjoys incredible landscapes and none are grander than Ireland. The Emerald Isle just is so vibrant and lush that it attracts all sorts of travelers, even the mega-rich. Ireland isn’t a vacation that will break your bank, in fact, it’s one of the most affordable trips you could choose. Spielberg loved the countryside, the people, and the food, what’s really not to love?


     Where does one of the most influential women of all time vacation? Wherever the heck she wants, is the only acceptable answer, she is the queen of entertainment. Oprah recently went on a luxury superyacht called the Rising Sun, where she partied with The Obamas and Bruce Springsteen in Tahiti. When she stays on land she prefers the beaches of Fiji. The island of Fiji features luxury at every turn but when Oprah is there she reserves the entire resort.


     The man who is in charge of our country’s wealth, Warren Buffett is a billionaire of the most frugal standards. He’s lived in the same modest home in Omaha Nebraska since 1958 and only splurges on vacations, so where does he go? He owned a lavish beach home in Laguna Beach, California where the rich and fabulous play. Laguna Beach is very accessible for the non-rich so check it out for yourself. The steep cliffs and beautiful views of the Pacific Ocean will have you coming back for years.

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3 Hammock Camping Tips for a Safe and Comfortable Experience



Did you know that over 78 million households go camping every year in the USA?

Camping is a great way to sleep out under the stars and enjoy a vacation while safely socially distancing. 

If you find traditional camping uncomfortable, have you tried hammock camping? Hammock camping is a great way to enjoy a comfortable trip to the great outdoors.

Do you want to know how to do it successfully? Why not read on to find out?

1. Use an Under-Quilt

You might think that if you are sleeping in the air in a hammock, you will not need an under-quilt. While it is true that a hammock allows you to sleep away from the cold hard earth, an under-quilt is still a good idea. 

It is good to plan to have some insulation below your body. Otherwise, you will lose significant heat to the cool air that is passing beneath you. 

You might worry that a quilt or sleeping pad will shift during the night and possibly exit the hammock. If you find this to be true, try finding one that is small enough to fit inside your sleeping bag.

2. Hang Your Hammock Loosely

If you are a first-time hammock-camper, you could be tempted to hang your hammock as tightly as possible. After all, a taught hammock resembles a traditional bed right?

Actually, this may not be the most comfortable way to lie. This can cause your shoulders and back to squeeze together. It could cause you to wake in the morning with a stiff neck or back.

One of the most comfortable ways to hang your hammock is to allow it to sag or hang loosely. This is one of the most important things you can do to make your stay comfortable.

If you want to be able to create a comfortable hammock experience, you will need the right equipment. Why not try out these straps to see how you can create the ultimate comfortable hammock.

3. Don’t Forget Your Bug Net

In some locations, a simple hammock setup will not be enough to guarantee a good night’s rest. You will need to equip yourself with bug spray and a bug net to fend off the many curious little insects that come to visit. 

If you set it up correctly, you will not even notice that the bug net is there during the night. You will be able to sleep, read and relax without swatting mosquitos every 30 seconds.

Everything You Needed to Know About Hammock Camping and More

Hammock camping is a great way to sleep out under the stars and enjoy nature at its best. However, if you are considering getting away from it all and camping in the wilds, you need to be prepared. By applying the principles we have discussed today, you will be able to do so safely and comfortably. 

If you would like to learn more about these types of subjects, why not check out our blog page? We publish articles every week that we know you will enjoy. 

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Satisfy Your Wild Side With A Safari

There are many great safaris in the world, but these are six of the best… according to our experts. 



     Everyone should experience a safari at least once in their lifetime. It’s one amazing adventure… But there are several wonderful options to pick from – so it may be hard to know which ones are worth considering.

Well, look no further! Here are the absolute six best safaris you can find from around the world.


The Serengeti is probably one of the most popular places to go on a safari, and it’s on the top of the list for a reason. On any given game drive you could encounter wildebeests, buffaloes, leopards, lions, rhinos, giraffes, and elephants within a couple of hours of each other. Not to mention Tanzania also offers gorgeous beaches.


If you want to live like Jane Goodall on your next vacation, then a safari in Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda is the place for you! There are gorillas (including plenty of babies) galore in Rwanda, aka “the land of a thousand hills.” And a guided trek through the jungles of Volcanoes National Park is a great option for those that like to take the path less traveled and get a proper nature experience under their belt.


This is an ideal trip for the newlyweds and lovers out there. Kruger National Park is the most famous and popular park in South Africa, and there are multiple safari packages that equally value the love-struck couple and natural wildlife. You can even take a self-driving tour if you really want some privacy. And aside from the beautiful wildlife, this park also offers powerful rivers and beautiful lakes.


If lions and zebras and elephants aren’t your thing, then head on over to the Okavango Delta in Botswana. Here you can take in a water safari on the swamps and rivers and catch a glimpse of some truly massive hippos. There are also plenty of luxurious and pamper-heavy accommodations in the area for you to get your relaxation on.


Yale National Park in Sri Lanka is a sneaky alternative to take in a great safari if, for whatever reason, you don’t want to go to Africa. But make no mistake, this beautiful park still offers views just as amazing and all the wildlife you can handle including leopards, elephants, deer, bears, and even adorable sloths! And similar to Tanzania, Sri Lanka also has many beautiful beaches that are ideal for a great vacation.


This breathtaking park is the final destination of over a million wildebeest every year that migrate there all the way from the Serengeti in Tanzania, a journey that is known as “The Great Migration.”

But what makes the end of their migration so compelling, is when they reach Maasai Mara National Reserve and the hippo and crocodile-infested Mara River. Not to mention the Hyenas and lions that are waiting for them on land. The migration happens between July and October every year and is definitely a must-see.

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