Visiting the Palace of Versailles

TRAVEL TIPS: Visiting the Château de Versailles, Paris

The Château de Versailles (often known simply as Versailles) is a royal palace just over 20km outside of Paris, and as France's most famous château it's popular with day trippers. The Palace was initially built as a hunting lodge in 1623 by Louis XIII (who became king at just 8-years-old, when his father was assassinated). A… Continue reading Visiting the Palace of Versailles

Packing for a city break: a foolproof formula

Quick tips for city break packing!

Packing is a boring but necessary part of any trip. I've alternated between creating super organised packing lists, detailing every single item, and just throwing stuff in a case—lists always win. Besides wanting to feel good (and look your best in your vacation photos), being appropriately-dressed while travelling can't be overrated: realising you forgot a jumper when it unexpectedly turns… Continue reading Packing for a city break: a foolproof formula

How to plan the perfect trip to Paris

Top tips for planning a trip to Paris, France

No one wants to go home from a holiday with regrets, so my vacations are always planned with military precision. I just got back from Paris (again—Paris is always a good idea), and as well as my usual post-trip recommendations roundup I thought it'd be useful to share my tips for planning a short break to la Ville Lumière.… Continue reading How to plan the perfect trip to Paris

Travel essentials for the female holiday-goer

View from the top of Kotor city walls, Montenegro

Proper outerwear and footwear | No matter where you're going, take comfortable walking shoes and a weather-appropriate jacket (I'm looking for a decent waterproof, any recommendations?) Phone and camera | The thought of going travelling without my iPhone or a compact system camera gives me palpitations—let's move on Camera bag | My god is it hard to find… Continue reading Travel essentials for the female holiday-goer