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My Next Adventure: Paris & Brussels

Remember my trip to Montreal earlier in the year? Well I’m traveling again next month and this time I’m off to Paris and Brussels for a week. I’ve never traveled to Europe before and have always wanted to travel there. Truthfully, I kind of want to travel mostly everywhere but Europe has been on top of my list.

My Next Adventure: Paris & Brussels // The Krystal Diaries

I’ll be in Paris four 4 days and Brussels for 3 days. This trip is kind of a belated 30 birthday present to myself. It’s rare that I can swing two week long trips in one year so I am truly grateful to be able to do that this year. Maybe I can make it an every year thing? Unfortunately, this girl is not loaded and doesn’t have much vacation time, so just booking last minute trips and jet-setting around the world is not in the cards for me. A girl can dream though and I’m trying to squeeze in as many trips as I can in a year.

Hotels have been booked and a beer/chocolate tour has been booked in Brussels (look out for a post recapping the tour sometime in October!). Other than that, everything is up in the air. I am a go with the flow type traveler. I don’t like to over plan or over book my trips. If I overextend myself then I come home feeling like I need a vacation from my vacation. I do truly just like to wander about and see where the day takes me.

With that said, I am looking for a cute, affordable brunch spot in Paris (are bottomless brunches a thing in Paris like it is here in NYC?) and other food & drink recommendations for both cities.

Have you been to either Paris or Brussels?

What are some foodie spots I have to try? Anything I shouldn’t miss out on?

In other exciting news, this Saturday, August 26th is finally the meet and greet at the Vera Bradley store in the Walt Whitman mall in Long Island, NY. There will be snacks, drinks, and gifts. It’ll be a fun event with some shopping too of course! RSVP here if you’re in the New York area and can make it! I’d love to meet you there!

The Krystal Diaries Meet & Greet with Vera Bradley

Stay tuned for Paris and Brussels photos and Insta Stories at the end of next month!

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32 Comments

  • Reply luzel

    I’d love to go to france. Would be great to meet you, but my up coming trips are Germany, England and Croatia. too far away

    August 21, 2017 at 11:22 AM
    • Reply Krystal

      Those are some wonderful trips coming up!!

      August 21, 2017 at 4:00 PM
  • Reply Keeping Up With Candy

    Hey, this is really wonderful! I love that you’re treating yourself to this vaca! You are going to LOVE Paris. I’ve never been to Brussels but it is on my Places to Visit list! Cheers to having a great time!

    August 21, 2017 at 12:01 PM
    • Reply Krystal

      Thanks! I can’t wait, any places in Paris you recommend?

      August 21, 2017 at 4:01 PM
  • Reply Sheismelrose

    I wish I can go and meet you sounds great enjoy Brussels
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    August 21, 2017 at 1:11 PM
    • Reply Krystal

      Maybe you can make a future get together!

      August 21, 2017 at 4:01 PM
  • Reply Lisa

    Truly, what a blessing to be able to travel twice in the same year. Enjoy every moment and do share all about your trip with us when you get back!

    August 21, 2017 at 4:31 PM
    • Reply Krystal

      I’ll be sharing on the blog and Instagram through out my trip…the countdown is on!

      August 21, 2017 at 4:33 PM
  • Reply Cassie Liz

    How very exciting! Can’t wait to hear about your adventures and more importantly, look at your photos! These are beautiful cities and I’m sure you will capture many amazing shots

    August 21, 2017 at 4:55 PM
  • Reply adventures

    I never been to Paris, but I sure have been reading a lot about it lately. I hope one day I can work this off my bucket list. Have fun and stay safe during your travels.

    August 21, 2017 at 5:50 PM
  • Reply Zoran Stankovic

    Very exciting!Can’t wait to hear about your adventures!Enjoy every moment!

    August 21, 2017 at 5:52 PM
  • Reply adriana

    You’re going to have so much fun! I LOVE exploring Europe, it’s the best ever!

    August 21, 2017 at 11:05 PM
  • Reply cynthia

    I’ve been twice to the airport haha, too scared to get out as I don’t think a 6 hour layover is enough time to explore the city, but I’d love to! Looking forward to your pics!

    August 22, 2017 at 2:25 AM
  • Reply loisaltermark

    Paris is one of my favorite cities – it’s so beautiful. Make sure you have hot chocolate at Angelina. Delish!

    August 22, 2017 at 8:25 AM
  • Reply Vanessa

    Walk along the Seine, stop at St Michel for a crêpe (my favourite things to do in Paris)

    August 22, 2017 at 10:57 AM
  • Reply nicolebowdenblog

    For Paris – my favourite hotel to stay at is Hotel Luxembourg Parc. It’s boutique, beautiful and has a lovely courtyard where you can have your morning coffee or afternoon champagne.

    August 22, 2017 at 11:36 AM
  • Reply Joscelyn

    What a fun trip that will be! I’ve only been to Paris, but it was one of my favorite cities so far! Enjoy!

    August 22, 2017 at 12:31 PM
  • Reply Alix Maza

    I’ve been to Paris, but it was so long ago! How exciting for you!

    August 22, 2017 at 1:50 PM
  • Reply Eloise

    well first off HAPPY belated BDAY! secondly, that is an amazing gift to give yourself, well-done! I would like to give myself a gift such as this some year soon! happy for you : )

    August 22, 2017 at 11:26 PM
  • Reply EasterBabe

    I would love to travel through Europe one day. It’s on my bucket list of places to visit. Have a great trip!

    August 22, 2017 at 11:46 PM
  • Reply elenasts

    You will love it there. I have been to Paris and I still remember my trip vividly.

    August 23, 2017 at 9:08 AM
  • Reply AnnMarie John

    I have been in Paris and I absolutely love it! I think you’re going to have the time of your life there. I’d love to go to Brussels in the future! Do tell if it’s awesome! Have a fun trip!

    August 23, 2017 at 10:42 AM
  • Reply Andrea Nagel

    So exciting! I spent just over a week in Paris my senior year of high school. Been wanting to go back ever since!

    August 23, 2017 at 11:39 AM
  • Reply David Elliott

    Hope you have an amazing time in Paris and Brussels. I am sure there are so many magnificent things to do there. I haven’t been yet but this is making me want to go even more than I already did.

    August 23, 2017 at 5:56 PM
  • Reply 25 Sweetpeas

    How fun! I hope you have a blast!

    August 24, 2017 at 8:03 AM
  • Reply Lisa Rosado

    This is so exciting! You’re going to have an amazing time! My fiancé and I are considering Paris as one of our honeymoon destination, so I’ll definitely be on the lookout for your post in October! Have so much fun and safe travels!

    August 24, 2017 at 8:47 AM
  • Reply Melissa

    I went to Paris with my sisters after my semester abroad, and it was so much fun! The Catacombs were my sister’s favorite, but mine was hiking up the Eiffel Tower. A word of the wise, don’t do both in the same day. Check out my videos from our trip on my Youtube page.

    August 24, 2017 at 9:21 PM
    • Reply Krystal

      Haha I’ll take note of that! No doing both in the same day

      August 25, 2017 at 9:51 AM
  • Reply Kallie Elizabeth

    Awesome and exciting! I loved Paris, it’s funny because for some reason I thought it was going to be over-hyped but it really is just a great city

    August 25, 2017 at 8:26 AM
  • Reply kristen

    oh wow, so exciting!!! have fun! i went to paris 2 years ago and loved it. i don’t know if i have any recommendations though lol, i’ve forgotten most of it except small things like getting a pastry on pretty much every corner. and we had falafel somewhere and it was delicious. we had a lot of picnics and would randomly stop in stores to buy stuff instead of eating at restaurants. it was great. i have never been to belgium but it’s definitely on the list!

    August 25, 2017 at 1:25 PM
  • Reply Paula13t

    How exciting! Hope you have the best time, ever!

    Paula
    Thirteen Thoughts

    August 26, 2017 at 11:46 AM
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