Posts by Ariane

Paris on a Budget, $590 for a Week

Posted by on Oct 7, 2013 in Countries, France | 0 comments

Paris on a Budget, $590 for a Week

Summary: Everyone knows that Paris is quite an expensive city. But why should you miss such a great place just because of your budget? Nothing is impossible. One week in Paris for $590 including accommodation, food, public transportation and museums. Here are a few tips that will help you visit the French capital without spending all your money. Accommodation in a room for up to two persons: From $270 to $400 per week Accommodation is usually what costs the most. Still, you can find good deals by renting for a week instead of staying in hostels, which are not less than $50 on average. We suggest you check “petites annonces Paris” online (which refers to the classifieds...

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12 Visits You Shouldn’t Miss in Normandy

Posted by on Oct 2, 2013 in Countries, France | 0 comments

12 Visits You Shouldn’t Miss in Normandy

Summary: Normandy is for sure one of the most beautiful regions in France. First, it is very diversified in regards to geography and architecture, but there are also a lot of different things to do and to see. In this post you will find a complete list of the most beautiful things and most interesting activities in Normandy. Besides the fact that Normandy is a beautiful area and has a lot of different amazing landscapes (such as seashores, green and hilly terrain, and cliffs), the region has also been the theater of several historical events, which makes the place interesting on different levels. Here are all the places that you shouldn’t miss in Normandy: Etretat...

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12 Benefits of Travel that Will Change Your Mind

Posted by on Sep 9, 2013 in Countries, Planning | 2 comments

12 Benefits of Travel that Will Change Your Mind

Summary: Why do people travel? Why do some of them travel and never stop traveling? There must be some benefit to traveling. An Arabic quote says that there are seven advantages to travel. We have found out that there are many more than that. Don’t ever think that you will come back from a trip unchanged. In addition to the fact that you will learn a lot of things, travel changes you (in a good way!). Here are the main things that we’ve learned from our travels and how they have affected us. There are many practical skills that you will have to learn while traveling (whether you like it or not). Otherwise you may screw up your trips and not enjoy them as much as you...

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Our Year of Travel

Posted by on Aug 27, 2013 in Countries, Monthly Expenses | 6 comments

Our Year of Travel

Summary: one year of travel, check out where we’ve been, how we travelled, the highlights of our trip, our ups and downs. Here we are, celebrating our first year of traveling around the world—our first year of continuous travel and adventure. Time flew by so quickly! One year ago I was still living in Toronto and Bassel was in Cairo finishing his paperwork. We agreed to meet in the mythical city of New York, where we started our trip. During this first year of travel—with the exception of some small details—we stuck to our original plan, which was to do the United States, two countries in South America (Ecuador and Bolivia), and later Europe (France specifically)....

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Galapagos Islands Budget Tour, One Week for $975

Posted by on Aug 26, 2013 in Countries, Ecuador | 9 comments

Galapagos Islands Budget Tour, One Week for $975

Summary: Instead of spending all of your budget on an expensive cruise, here are a few tips that will help you plan an affordable trip to the Galapagos. While the Galapagos Islands in Ecuador are known for being extremely expensive, we have figured out a way to enjoy the stunning views and wildlife on the Galapagos Islands on a budget. In this post, we aim to share our experience and design a tour that can be done in one week without breaking your budget—and that allows you to enjoy most of what the Galapagos can offer. Transportation to the Islands ~ $500 by plane You may want to consider buying Lonely Planet Ecuador & the Galapagos Islands (Country Guide) The...

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The One Thing You Must Do in Bernay

Posted by on Aug 19, 2013 in Countries, France | 0 comments

The One Thing You Must Do in Bernay

Summary: If you are fond of paintings and old collections, you should visit Bernay’s small museum. It is not the Louvre, of course, but it is still well stocked with very nice paintings, old furniture and some sculptures. As we are now in France, staying in Bernay (my home town), we thought it would be nice to write a few articles about the city—first, because we totally love it, and second, because we think the place is worth visiting. Our purpose is to share with you all that we like so much about Bernay, and hopefully inspire you to come and visit the town. This post is about the museum of Bernay. We had a very nice surprise while visiting the museum, when we found...

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Shop and Dine in Madrid

Posted by on Aug 5, 2013 in Countries, Spain | 0 comments

Shop and Dine in Madrid

Summary: If you’re not fond of monuments and museums but plan to stay for a few days in Madrid, this post is for you! For shopping malls and restaurants, check out our list. 4 Shopping Malls You Don’t Want to Miss Here is a list of the different places you can shop in Madrid.   Las Rosas Village This is a very famous shopping mall where you will find all the popular brands. It is a little far from Madrid, but you can take a bus (625,628,or 629) from Moncloa Station in Madrid, and it takes around 40 minutes to get there. El Corte Ingles If you like Chanel, Hermes, Louis Vouitton and much more, this is your destination of choice. You can find several stores showing...

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Madrid in One Day, Top 10 Attractions and Sites

Posted by on Aug 4, 2013 in Countries, Spain | 4 comments

Madrid in One Day, Top 10 Attractions and Sites

Summary: Are you in transit in Madrid for one day or a few hours? This post provides a program sample including a list of all the things you can do in a short time in Madrid (shopping, museums, food…). It will help you to spend an unforgettable day in the city. What to do in only one day in Madrid? One day is of course a very short time to fully enjoy the beautiful Spanish capital, but fortunately many monuments and places to visit are quite close to each other, and it is easy to move around with the metro and buses. Here is the program we suggest in order to see as much as possible in only one day, without wasting too much time in transportation. To avoid comings and...

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10 Things We Miss from South America

Posted by on Jul 22, 2013 in Bolivia, Countries, Ecuador | 4 comments

10 Things We Miss from South America

Summary: What do we miss from South America? Here are 10 things we appreciated while traveling in Bolivia and Ecuador that we’re missing now—and a few things we’re not! One of the good things when you travel is that you don’t only enjoy the countries while you’re traveling around—you bring back memories, feelings, experiences, tastes and smells so that your travel keeps on living in your heart and in your mind. The result is that you miss the places you’ve been to and wish to return someday. Six months in South America—half a year! That’s enough time to set up a kind of daily routine and get used to the atmosphere and unique South American way of life. Now that we’re in...

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The Secret For an Authentic French Experience

Posted by on Jul 15, 2013 in Countries, France | 6 comments

The Secret For an Authentic French Experience

Summary: Bernay is a place you should definitely visit if you love France and want to avoid other touristy places. This typical little Norman town is located only an hour and a half drive from Paris, and will transport you to the French atmosphere you’re looking for: old houses, monuments and a beautiful medieval abbey. This post will give you a good idea about the town—what you can see, do and eat, and why Bernay is so worth visiting. Each country has its own specificities. France’s worldwide reputation for its cheeses is of course not to be questioned, but thank God France is not only about cheese! Located in the middle of the “old continent,” the country also abounds...

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