Traveling abroad is so much easier when you have a SIM card, because everything is so much easier when you have mobile data. As a tourist, though, you’re vulnerable to companies over-charging you, so it’s best to know exactly what you’re looking for. Here’s our guide to finding the best affordable pre-paid SIM card in Paris, France. How do prepaid SIM cards work? A prepaid SIM card essentially gives you a phone number and mobile[…]Read more
TGV Lyria First Class: Is It Worth It?
We aren’t usually first-class kinds of travelers. Ethan is tall and has long legs and appreciates more space, sure. Rebecca will never say no to free meals, fine. But usually we’re pretty content with economy. We’re more concerned with just getting to where we’re going. But when we were magically upgraded to TGV Lyria First Class on our journey from Basel, Switzerland to Paris, France, we weren’t going to say no. Here’s our review of[…]Read more
Eat Cheap in Paris (Yes, It’s Possible!)
Paris has a (well-deserved) reputation as one of the more expensive cities in the world. But! It’s more than possible to enjoy cheap food in Paris. Read on to learn some of the best tricks I learned for eating cheap during my year living in Paris on a very tight budget. La Fourchette Lafourchette.fr, (or, if your French isn’t great, thefork.com) is a two-for-one good deal. First, it will let you make reservations at restaurants[…]Read more
7 Tricks to Avoid the Crowds in Paris
Paris is a beautiful city, so it’s no wonder visitors come in droves. But to have a relaxing trip, you need to get away from your fellow travelers and tourists. Over the course of the year I lived in Paris, I learned some great tricks to avoid the crowds and have an authentic Paris experience! 1. Use a different entrance at the Louvre. You’re probably planning to visit the Louvre while in Paris… just don’t[…]Read more