Sorry for the short hiatus in blogging. I know I kind of left you on a cliff hanger (YAY, I’ve bought a ticket! But aww no more updates). I’ve been playing tour guide all week to my older sister and mom! Driving around LA, shopping, eating out, while all amazing and fun, has taken a toll on me. I’m exhausted. And I’ve totally been neglecting things around here, and in my own personal life.
So now that I’ve bought a one way ticket to begin the start of my adventures, I’ve been completely overwhelmed with trying to plan the trip. I know I have 117 days, but I know that those days are going to FLY by. Since we bought tickets, Johnny and I have been glued to the computer, creating mock itineraries and trying to figure out how we can get the most bang for our buck. Not to mention the fact I’ve been running around LA trying to get a part time job to make some extra cashola. Keep your fingers crossed for me! I should be getting a call soon!
Our original plan was to backpack our way around Europe. But if you know me, or have been following this blog for any amount of time, you’ll know I’m totally not the backpacker type. I hate carrying things, and I much prefer to stay in one area for an extended amount of time. Plus, how in the world am I supposed to fit my 5 inch, leather thigh high boots in a backpack? And yes, I really do have 5 inch thigh high leather boots. Didn’t you know I’m a bad ass bitch?!
Inspired by a post by Suzy Guese, Johnny and I soon realized that it would be a much better option for the both of us to rent an apartment in Paris (after we visit London!) and travel from there. A quick glance at hostel prices in Europe proved that staying in an apartment was a WAY more cost effective option than traveling week to week, country to country. Budget airlines like Ryanair and Easyjet offer awesome deals for traveling around Europe, not to mention the trains and buses that are available. And seriously? How could I say no to living in Paris? Just thinking about it gives me butterflies!
So now comes the hard part… Finding an apartment in Paris. We’ve found some great places, all of course well out of our budget price range. Do you know of any great places to find an apartment rental in Paris? Airbnb.com and Vrbo.com have all been great starting points, but I’d love to hear from my awesome readers!