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

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My Next Adventure: Paris & Brussels
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32 Comments

  1. luzel wrote:

    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

    Posted 8.21.17 Reply
    • Krystal wrote:

      Those are some wonderful trips coming up!!

      Posted 8.21.17 Reply
  2. 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!

    Posted 8.21.17 Reply
    • Krystal wrote:

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

      Posted 8.21.17 Reply
  3. I wish I can go and meet you sounds great enjoy Brussels
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    Posted 8.21.17 Reply
    • Krystal wrote:

      Maybe you can make a future get together!

      Posted 8.21.17 Reply
  4. Lisa wrote:

    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!

    Posted 8.21.17 Reply
    • Krystal wrote:

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

      Posted 8.21.17 Reply
  5. Cassie Liz wrote:

    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

    Posted 8.21.17 Reply
  6. adventures wrote:

    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.

    Posted 8.21.17 Reply
  7. Zoran Stankovic wrote:

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

    Posted 8.21.17 Reply
  8. adriana wrote:

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

    Posted 8.21.17 Reply
  9. cynthia wrote:

    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!

    Posted 8.22.17 Reply
  10. loisaltermark wrote:

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

    Posted 8.22.17 Reply
  11. Vanessa wrote:

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

    Posted 8.22.17 Reply
  12. 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.

    Posted 8.22.17 Reply
  13. Joscelyn wrote:

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

    Posted 8.22.17 Reply
  14. Alix Maza wrote:

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

    Posted 8.22.17 Reply
  15. Eloise wrote:

    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 : )

    Posted 8.22.17 Reply
  16. EasterBabe wrote:

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

    Posted 8.22.17 Reply
  17. elenasts wrote:

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

    Posted 8.23.17 Reply
  18. 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!

    Posted 8.23.17 Reply
  19. So exciting! I spent just over a week in Paris my senior year of high school. Been wanting to go back ever since!

    Posted 8.23.17 Reply
  20. 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.

    Posted 8.23.17 Reply
  21. 25 Sweetpeas wrote:

    How fun! I hope you have a blast!

    Posted 8.24.17 Reply
  22. 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!

    Posted 8.24.17 Reply
  23. Melissa wrote:

    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.

    Posted 8.24.17 Reply
    • Krystal wrote:

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

      Posted 8.25.17 Reply
  24. 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

    Posted 8.25.17 Reply
  25. kristen wrote:

    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!

    Posted 8.25.17 Reply
  26. Paula13t wrote:

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

    Paula
    Thirteen Thoughts

    Posted 8.26.17 Reply

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