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The Best Things About Germany

I’ve always had a thing for Germany, since I was very very young and spent my summers there. Whenever we left, I’d spend a good two days crying and beginning the countdown until next time. This love has only deepened with age, ending in the decision to move there this fall to attend university. And, seeing that I’m sitting in a train going back for the fourth time within the last year (something little Julia would not be able to wrap her mind around), I thought I’d share with you the best things about Germany. Enjoy!

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My Tips For Learning A New Language

Hello all! Sorry for the silence this past week, life has been so busy! That being said though, I am now sitting in my Laverie, and seeing that my two most popular posts this year (10 Reasons To Take A Gap Year & 30 Gap Year Travel Ideas) have been written in this very seat, I thought I’d give it another go. So today, here are my tips for learning a new language. I came to France not even being able to formulate a sentence, but now am speaking French on the daily, and understanding almost everything when I read and listen. Click through to see my advice and tips, and how you can get better, quick.

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An Afternoon Exploring Île Saint Louis

The sun has come out and stayed put since last weekend, and because of that my camera has snapped more pictures in the past 5 days than the last 4 months together. J’adore! My goal is to show you and tell you as much about this beautiful city as possible the coming months. I can’t believe that the bulk of my time here is up. But, that just means that the most has to be made out of the final third.
In today’s post I wanted to show you an adorable area in Paris called Ile Saint Louis, located right by Notre Dame. It’s an island right in the middle of the city – the small space is surrounded completely by the river Seine. Click through to read about my experience there, and things you absolutely must see (and drink) if you do manage to make it over for an afternoon!

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Jardin Des Plantes

This post is starting off on a very happy note because not only did I have a better Easter (Three Day) Weekend than I could have ever imagined during my first year away from home, but ExploresMore also hit 500 followers on Bloglovin’ tonight!! So before I dive into telling you guys all about my *spring has finally arrived and I hope it doesn’t get cold again* Sunday at the lovely Jardin des Plantes, I want to say thank you, thank you so much for following along on the ride. I have been blown away by the amount of growth this blog has experienced in the past two weeks alone. So once again, thank you, and click through to finally get through the sappy stuff and onto reading about a very beautiful place you should visit if you are ever in Paris. :)

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How I Can Afford To Travel

This is a post I have been wanting to write for quite a while, because I’m sure it’s a commonly wondered question. I mean, I’m an 18-year-old, working as an Au Pair, and paying for life in Paris (très cher), yet I still manage to get in about 5-6 trips each year. So, how can I afford to travel on my very (I mean very) limited budget? Click through to find out the tips and tricks I employ.

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Next Stop: Barcelona! Need Tips!!

Hello you all! Finally this girl has booked her next trip. I am so excited to be heading to Barcelona (and back to Spain in general, see above photos from last time) for 5 days in April, I’ve been wanting to visit forever. I spy summer dresses, lots of Tapas and beach days in the future. However, that being said I know almost nothing about Barcelona, and need your advice.

  • Best sites to see?
  • Food I must try?
  • Best beaches?
  • What’s the nightlife like?
  • Best shopping areas?
  • Any information is needed and welcome!

Please share all with me. I’ll write down all the recommendations and plan it into my time there!

My AirBnB is booked as well, I am staying quite centrally with my travel buddy so we can walk everywhere. All in all, the trip ended up costing exactly 150 Euros for 5 days (bus+plane transport+AirBnb). That being said, I have an upcoming post about how I can afford to travel and how to travel on a budget, so stay tuned.

Comment below, and thank you so much to all that do. I can’t wait to share photos and tips from my time there, I am so excited!

Julia