Julie Blakley


About Julie Blakley

Julie caught the travel bug early after a family road trip to the tip of Baja as a kid. Two stints of living in France and a backpacking trip in Latin America later, and Julie's love for travel and desire to explore the world was steadfastly affirmed.


A tradition since the Middle Ages, the many open-air food markets around Paris are bursting with fresh produce, cheeses, meats and other delicious looking edibles and seasonal foods. Displaying a tempting array of all kinds of food—from a fresh soft goat cheese, to ripe strawberries and freshly picked green beans—browsing […]

Paris Food Markets



It is certainly no secret that Paris is not a cheap city. In fact, it’s quite the opposite. However, just because you find yourself in the City of Lights surrounded by expensive hotels, designer boutiques and bars serving €20 cocktails doesn’t mean you have to empty your back account just […]

Cheap Paris Guide – Tips for Conquering Paris on a ...





Paris is home to some of the most famous museums in the world such as the Louvre and the Musée d’Orsay, but it also shelters several less well-known and often unusual establishments. Adam Roberts, editor of the website Invisible Paris recommends five that are worthy of a visit. 1. Musée […]

5 Unusual Museums in Paris





While summer fares to Europe have been astonishingly good this year (in fact, fares to Paris are down on average 20%-33% from last year), if you are looking to get over to France for even less, this fall may be the ideal time to go. Not only will you save […]

Fare sales making for shockingly low fares to Europe



After living in Paris and having visited the City of Lights countless times, I still feel like I’ve only discovered a small fraction of what this fabulous city has to offer. This is exactly why it always breaks my heart when someone tells me about the brief 2-3 days they’ve […]

3 Days in Paris: What you can skip and what ...