Paris & Rome, Here We Come
"Paris is always a good idea!" Yep, that's what she said. And, if you know me, Paris is always my first choice. If you recall, last year I rewarded myself with a retirement present and spent a month traveling in Spain, France, and Germany. Highlights of that trip were documented in previous posts.
This year, I decided take more of an traveling academic trip to France. I've been studying French for a few years now. And, even had the pleasure of teaching some beginning French classed to my students. One bucket list goals is to become proficient in speaking French. I discover a lovely immersion language French school in the south of France and was all set to go. The itinerary was set, lodging was set, as well as the school. But, for some reason I started to procrastinate. I found myself saying, "tomorrow I'll pay for the flight tickets." This went on for a few week. It got to the point that I had to have a serious talk with myself and asked, "Why are you procrastinating?" That just isn't me. What's the delay? Instantly, I know the answer. I really wanted to take my daughters on a trip with me!
There was no delay. Once, that was settled, my heart was lifted and the excitement of going on a family vacation with my adult daughters brought on that smile from ear to ear. Oh! I just love planning trips!
Here is where I share my travel secret with you. I book everything through europeandestination.com. I don't get a kickback for mentioning their name but I have never been dissatisfied. I can tell you about lovely trips that I have take using them. I'll save that for another post.
I combed the website for current deals that included Paris. Of course, nothing could be better than a combo of Paris and Rome.
The girls were each able to take off a week around Thanksgiving week. So, I booked 3 nights in Paris and 3 nights in Rome. Thanksgiving will be spent in Paris and we will attend a jazz concert at my favorite venue, L'Olympia. Gregory Porter is one of our favorite male jazz vocalists. So, we will have a lot to be thankful for.
Look for future additional post, Paris & Rome