Tuesday, 2 August 2016

Travel Tag: 200 Saturdays Until Paris

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Buenas Dias!

One of my favorite days of the week has arrived, iiiiiiitS #TravelTuesday
Travel is a Billion Dollar industry almost teasing at Trillion Dollar status, Why?
Because EVERYONE loves to travel!

Upon my interactions on Facebook I came across a most interesting blog name, 200 Saturdays Until Paris and even though the name is pretty self-explanatory, I was still drawn by the name and the mission of the blog.
Every once in awhile you come across someone who's spirit is iridescent.

Meet Christine

Christine's dream, for as long as she can remember, is to visit the City of Light and experience the majestic wonder it has to offer. The first step in her journey is 200 Saturdays until Paris. A personal blog, where she shares her passion for yoga practices, inspirational posts, and the daily shenanigan's life sends her way while researching for her dream vacation.

1. Tell us about a recent holiday
  • The most recent vacation was in Las Vegas. You know the saying – whatever happens in Vegas – stays in Vegas. All I can divulge is - you can’t have a bad time in Vegas!
2. Best destination to travel to
  • I love everywhere I go and haven’t been to every destination on my list – so this answer is always evolving. My answer for now is Bar Harbor, Maine. I like hiking and exploring. Acadia National Park was very memorable. One of the friendliest cities – in my opinion. 
3. Worst Travel experience? 
  • Flight canceled and returned home a day late. My luggage decided to stay on vacation 2 additional days. I only take carry-on luggage now. 
4. How traveling has changed your life? 
  • I love learning about new cultures – first hand. I love that it doesn’t matter what country I am in – we are different, yet the same. Human. 
5. Where are you from? 
  • Chicago, but I live in Florida now. 
6. Where have you been around the world? 
  • I haven’t been to as many places as some people. I really haven’t been around the world. I recently starting blogging and following travel blogs – there are so many places now added to the must see list. The places outside of the US that I have been to include, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Bahamas, Mexico and the Virgin Islands.
What is your favorite City? 
  • St. Augustine, FL – The location is convenient. There are so many things to do and see in the oldest city in the United States. I will have a post about St. Augustine, on my blog – soon.
8. What are your dream destinations? 
  • Since I have a blog dedicated to Paris – I would have to say France! 
  • Also Hawaii, Amsterdam and Canada.
9. Best item have you purchased overseas? 
  • I haven’t purchased any big ticket item for myself, on any trip. I tend to be cheap when it comes to myself. That will change - when I go shopping in Paris!
10. What time of the year do you like to travel? 
  • Anytime it isn’t too hot – I experience that enough where I live now.
11. How many times a year do you travel? 
  • As many as possible, although the last few years we were caring for our 3 elderly Chihuahua’s and couldn’t do much traveling. They are no longer with us. Luckily, the new puppies love to vacation at the doggie spa while we are away!
12. Show us your favorite travel picture?

13. What are some new and exciting cuisines that you tried on your travels? 
  • I don’t know if this is very exciting. One of my favorite memories on a trip to Jamaica, was having a resident cook a meal for us - in their home. The aroma in the house and the hospitality made it such a great experience. Jamaican Jerk Chicken and Red Stripe beer! Oh and Blue Mountain coffee is THE best coffee! 
14. Have you ever lost something while traveling? 
  • Besides my dignity?? No – I usually triple check that I have everything.
15. What are your favorite travel activities? 
  • Para-sailing and climbing to the top of lighthouses. I really love architecture - looking for interesting buildings is one of my favorite things to do.
16. What are your must-have travel accessories?
  • A good book. 
17. What is your favorite accent in the world?
  • Francais- of course.
18. If you could live anywhere where would you live?
  • Tough question. I could probably live anywhere, but, I haven’t been everywhere – so I am unable to choose the dream location. I suspect I will want to live in France, once I visit the City of Light. Home is where you hang your hat! 
19. Why do you enjoy traveling? 
  • I love seeing new places and meeting new people. I have a weird fascination of people watching at the airport. I arrive hours before my flight, just to be able to people watch while I wait. 
20. Do you have a travel buddy? 
  • I usually travel with my husband, but a getaway with the girls is always a good time. 
21. What are some of the interesting places you've visited and the different cultures? 
  • Besides many places in the US – I have mostly been to the Caribbean. I feel any place you visit is interesting. There is always something to learn. 
22. Have you ever had any bad travel experiences? 
  • Not really, besides my luggage abandoning me. All experiences are just that – experiences. You can learn from any of them. 
23. Advice for those who want to travel but think they can’t? 
  • Give me a call – I will gladly go with you and show you that you can travel!

Quick Fire

Road Trip around your country or Plane ride to an exotic location 

Hotel or Hostel

Summer or Winter 
My favorite season is Autumn – when the leaves are changing colors. 

Window or Aisle seat

Book or Movie on the Plane

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  1. I loved reading through this! It got me thinking about travel, myself! I'm going on some trips soon, but I really want to get back to Europe! I'll have to wait til next year for Europe though...

  2. What a great interview! I love travelling and really enjoy reading about other people's travels too :)

  3. Thats amazing!!!! Great interview :)

  4. I love the beach picture. I just came back from a beach and loved it.

    1. You can't really go wrong with a beach scene. Thanks! xoxo

  5. Very inspiring interview! Traveling is so great! You can explore new places as well as meet new people that also can influence you in some way!

  6. I share her love for Acadia National Park. In fact, I really need to plan another getaway there.

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    2. Acadia is amazing! It has been awhile since I have been there and I still constantly think about it! I need to go back soon, too!!! xoxo

  7. Awesome interview. Who doesnt love traveling?

    1. Thanks! I don't know anyone - but I will gladly go with anyone you doesn't love it and show them how much fun it can be to travel! xoxo

  8. This interview is amazing! Traveling is so good!

    1. Thank you! Traveling is the best! Well, maybe second to your baking! xoxo

  9. Thats amazing!!!!
    I love travel

  10. I've read her blog a couple of times and it's really entertaining. I love her energy and her enthusiasm towards life.

    1. You are so sweet! I really enjoy and look forward to your inspirational blog! xoxo

  11. Giant - Thank you to Enricoh at Alfonzo Words for making this a fun interview. Interviews are definitely not my thing, but Enricoh was so sweet and helpful. Thanks to everyone for stopping by and reading it!! xoxo

  12. Such a great interview. This is so lovely and fun to read too!

  13. Oh man! I feel for her worst travel experience. I think I would be lost if I got home a day late and my luggage was left for two more days.

  14. That experience in Jamaica sounds awesome. I would love to have a resident cook for me there!

  15. I absolutely love this! I have fallen for Christine's blog as well! Autumn is definitely my favorite season and yes, the perfect weather is tropical, not to hot and not cold.

  16. What a great interview. I would love to be able to travel, and I'm definitely going to check out her blog.

  17. I love this! My favorite city is Barcelona.. can't wait to go back!

  18. What a great interview. it's amazing.

  19. I actually came across her blog recently and thought it was really cool. Nice to hear more from her.

  20. This is an amazing interview. Thank you for sharing!

  21. I love the travel tag! I haven't been around much but I sure hope to change that in the future. Jamaican Jerk Chicken is SO good!

  22. I've seen Christie's blog and Facebook page. It was lovely reading about her on the post!

  23. That is so amazing. I'd love to travel

  24. Great interview! It was interesting to read more about you.