Travelling to another country is probably one of the most exciting experiences a person can have. But at the same time, preparing for the trip can be such an overwhelming process… I know how much getting the right tips for your destination can be tricky and so today, I would like to share one of my favorite sources with you. The guys at Insidr have spent a lot of time gathering the best tips for the biggest destinations in Europe like Paris, Madrid, Venice, and London.
I made a small selection of their best articles on some of my favorite destinations, but you should definitely check their whole website out! You’ll see that they not only suggest travel itineraries like 2 days in Amsterdam, they also cover talk about very specific topics like finding gluten free restaurants in Paris!
Ahh Paris! The city of lights, history and romance! Such a beautiful place! And also one of the best places for going shopping. But every shopaholic knows that it's important to get tips for the best bargains. While browsing Insidr, I came across these interesting articles that really help a lot. They have awesome articles on flea markets, christmas markets, pharmacy shopping, lingerie shopping and department stores like Galeries Lafayette for luxury shopping. The articles also suggested so many kinds of souvenirs like skincare products to bring back home!
A lot of you know how much I love hunting down the best cafes, restaurants, and the latest food trends. It’s really no secret that I’m a big foodie. So when I read the articles Insidr published about the best macarons, creperies and croissants in Paris, I nearly booked myself a flight! I also loved how they put out a list of Paris’ coolest hidden cocktail bars, best outdoor food markets, and even where to eat gluten free food because those are the kinds of places only locals would know about. It was through them as well that I found out about how great Galeries Lafayette’s gourmet selections are and that they actually have cooking classes! I used to think it was just a place for shopping luxury goods!
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To me, France is probably one of the most beautiful countries in the world. Of course nothing compares to Paris but the country is even more beautiful beyond the capital. And I’m not just talking about taking a day trip to Versailles. With a perfect mix of nature, heritage, culinary delights, and culture, I could never recommend you enough to experience what the other towns have to offer. I think the articles at Insidr are the perfect guide to these hidden treasures! For those who are into history, you cannot miss the D-Day Beaches as well as the Mont Saint Michel area in the northern part of the country. And while you’re in the area, don’t forget to hit some of France’s quaint and charming towns like Dinan, Cancale, Bayeux, Etretat, Honfleur, Deauville and Saint Malo. And don’t leave Paris before visiting Giverny to marvel at Monet’s house and garden.
Insidr recently released their new detailed recommendations and tips on Venice, the gem of Northern Italy. You’ll find a lot of detailed and updated information on several famous sights, including Piazza San Marco, Grand Canal, or Lido. The basics are covered as well, with what to eat, where to stay, and what to do while visiting beautiful Venice. Detailed transportation info (including canal navigation!) is also included.
Probably since the 2012 Olympics, the popularity of London as a tourist destination has seemingly skyrocketed. Along that, the number of sources for information has gone up, too. I’m not really one who likes bouncing between websites to gather all my information which is why I really appreciate the work that Insidr does. They not only suggest travel itineraries for London that include lists of where to stay and what to eat, they also talk about the best bars in the city, too! I also like that Insidr was thoughtful enough to come up with a guide to the public transportation in London. I think taking trains or buses in cities acquaint you with a place faster! And speaking of taking trains, it was interesting to read their suggestions for taking day trips outside of London!