Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Seeking Travel Advise

Why oh why is there so much to do before you go on vacation?  My "to do" list is huge this week!

As one who has not done much traveling abroad, I am a little nervous, but oh so excited to visit France.  It's a dream come true.

Before I leave, I need advise.  I really do, so I hope that you will share and leave a comment.

1.  I've never been to France, have you?  If so, do you have any France travel tips, and the top favorite things that you did while there?  If you haven't been, what would you most want to visit or do?

2.  My kids and I will be doing a little vlogging while we are traveling with the highlights of each day.  It won't be fancy, but  Eden and Claire will love recounting the disasters that take place during the day.    They are hilarious story tellers, and I want to remember that as much as photos of the things we did.  My question to you is, should I post the vlogs or just do a daily recap with pictures?  (Take the survy on the right of the screen please.)

3.  Have you ever used a language translation application on your phone?  If so, which one.  How did it work for you???



Eve said...

I've never left the continent, personally. But my mom just got back from France and she says you NEED to make sure you have some chocolate eclairs. I can't wait for the blogging!

Jenni said...

My first time out of the country was a few weeks ago, to Jamaica! I was so scared, but excited! I will never curse (in my head of course) at waiting in lines while traveling in the states anymore. I have never known long lines, like I knew while traveling through customs/internationally! Yuck!

As for France, have the time of your lives! You are going to have a blast! I am going to go cast my vote, but just know that I love all of your videos and your kids are awesome so seeing them on here would make it that much better!!!

Have so much fun!

kiddle97 said...

I've never been to France, but when I do, I am going to do all the things Samantha Brown (my hero) did on her various adventures there. At least, I really hope I do. Personally, I love the touristy things, so I'd definitely want to eat those up, but I also long to do what the locals do, to really feel like I'm NOT on vacation. How much time will you have? It'd be great to be able to do both -- see the sights that you hear about, but then LIVE like a local that most tourists will never do. If that makes sense. Have so much fun though.

Bethany @ Organic Enchilada said...

I asked my mom about France. Here's what she said she would recommend as the top three things anyone visiting France should do:

1. Take at least one full day to tour the Louvre- prepare to be breathless

2. Take a tour of Versailles- prepare to be stunned at the audacity of Louis XIV

3. Drive out into the countryside, stop in a little, obscure town away from the tourists and eat lunch at a little café and stroll around the town square- prepare to smile

Can't wait to hear about your trip!

Kristi said...

so exciting for you. I just took the girls to see Monte Carlo. I would advise if you are with a tour bus, make sure you don't miss the bus!
can't wait to see how it goes!

Eunice said...

Pack light - take as little as possible.

Check out a Rick Steeve's France DVD from the library. He always has great tips.

Carry your passport, ATM card, money and other valuables around your neck or in a money belt. The cool thing about traveling these days is you don't have to bother with traveler's checks - you can just get money out of the ATM as you need it.

Have a great time!

Eunice said...

Oh, and I agree with Bethany's mom. Go to the Louvre and Versailles. Also, walk along the Seine, climb the Eiffel Tower, and definitely get off the beaten path (Rick Steeve's usually has tips about that).