Being the first time I have ever created a video or done any type of video editing, I would say it isn't half bad. Well see if "practice makes perfect" works in my case... But, to the important stuff, below are the Restaurants + Café's I went to on this trip in Paris.
It’s October! Wow….that was quick… The start of the month means new things to discover and here are three of mine:
69 Campers - Traveling through France in a camper? Why not. If you’re like me and don’t know too many people with campers just lying around in the south of France, this company is here to help. Rent it for the day or a few weeks, seeing France through this car doesn’t seem like the worst way to do it. Not convinced? Check out their Instagram
So I've had my first two weeks in Amsterdam and thought it was important to point out 10 important things you may not read about before coming here -
1. Avoid the tram lines with your bike, you will fall. I learned this within the first 24 hours in a rainstorm. To all my friends that never warned me about this one, thank you so so much.
2. Bikers own the road - they will not stop for anyone walking. They would rather run into you to prove a point than stop.
3, The washer takes 1.5 hours and the dryer takes 2.5 hours. Plan your day accordingly.
4. Cafe and Coffeeshop are two VERY different things. For us Americans, Coffeeshop = Cafe, but here, Cafe = a place to get coffee, do work etc. and then CoffeeShop = an establishment to get weed and smoke. I still make this mistake so people think I'm constantly getting high.
5, Don’t shake people’s hand when meeting them, it’s weird. Give three kisses switching from cheek to cheek. Although this does get complicated when they know you're a foreigner and don’t know whether to do 1 kiss, 3 kisses or a handshake. I have just stuck to one to make it somewhat simple.
You know the drill. It’s September, here are the three things that caught my eye for this month.
Riad Yasmine - There are a few things in this world that make me want to drop everything and just go. Alice and Gabriel’s Riad in Marrakech is one of those places. You would think by how beautiful it looks that it must be super expensive…guess what…it’s super affordable. The rooms range around 100€ a night (dependent on size) but plan well in advance, these are sold out for months to come.
Flights are rough. Especially When you need to do 2x festivals on opposite sides of the globe within one week. Although global travel for work is eye opening, it’s not always the most luxurious. Unless you are an influencer being flown out for an event or a senior executive, reality is, you’re in economy.
The worst flight I have ever taken was from Montevideo (Uruguay) to Perth (Australia). We had our festival in Uruguay on the first Saturday of January and then the next morning our team hopped on a flight to do it all over again the next weekend….on the other side of the world.
So the flight went like this.
This year, my festival season doesn’t start until June so I’m basically in New York until then. For someone who is always on the move, when I don’t travel I start to get an itch and suddenly find myself scrolling away on Instagram looking for my next desired destination. To be blunt, I need to get the fuck out of here. The snow and wind was making me depressed and I needed a bit of vitamin C. I knew I wanted a beach but now where? Europe is still cold and Asia is too far away for a 5-6 day vacation so it would need to be South America, Mexico or the Caribbean. I also needed to find a friend who would pick up and travel with me for the week.
I have stayed in a lot of Airbnbs….I mean a lot. Some crappy – some unforgettable. Each month I’m going to highlight the best one and give the details of why it was a remarkable experience. First up (Which shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone) – Paris.
Traveling to a foreign country isn’t always the easiest thing in the world. They eat different foods than us (which I fully embrace), they have different traffic laws and in most places, they don’t speak the same language as us. So, unlike most things that may be foreign to us, apps always stay the same. Here are some of the key ones I use when traveling -
First we have the apps that you may not have heard about just yet -