How to take the metro in Paris

Ah, Paris. The place to buy 3€ bottles of wine in the Monoprix and 1.50€ macarons at Pierre Herme (to be honest, I'm unsure of the price since I was too afraid to look at my bill...and busy stuffing my face with delicious macarons). It's my favourite city filled with something exciting or ridiculous around…

Travel Tips for Beginners: Packing Guide

Luxuriously Thrifty is part of the Amazon Affiliate Program. This post contains affiliate links and I will receive a small commission if you make a purchase after clicking on my link. I've done a few packing guides over the years (road trip guide; enviro guide; honeymoon guide), but this Packing Guide is for all of…

Travel tips for absolute beginners: how to pick accommodations

Some links in this post contain affiliate links and I will receive a small commision if you purchase after clicking on my link. Airbnb has exploded in popularity over the last few years. When I first started traveling, there were only hotels, hostels, Inns, and B&B's to stay in, unless you had friends and family…

Travel tips for absolute beginners: landing on a destination

Some links in this post contain affiliate links and I will receive a small commision if you purchase after clicking on my link. So, you've heard about people jetting off to far away places or heading to Europe for some delicious coffee and a pastry or twelve. You've taken a few road trips and relaxed…