I hope you guys have been enjoying the vlogs because I have had fun making them! Honestly, I thought it was going to be such a pain to compile all the video I took but it’s been a fun way to relive our trip. I secretly think Dave is enjoying that I made them now too. He wasn’t into the idea of filming it at all and thought it was the most terribly embarrassing thing… but I think seeing the final product may have him thinking differently.
I think something interesting about vlogging is that because I focused on only filming short clips, I didn’t miss out on any part of our trip. My goal was just to create short snippets of our days, and not long monologs of me talking to the camera. While I do enjoy watching those sometimes, I just can’t imagine that it’s a great way to really experience travel.
Please note the bag in Dave’s hand contained a coffee eclair, and it was damn delicious. It was from the little pâtisserie in the second video. ;)
Because I was taking so much video, I didn’t take that many photos on our trip. I’ve often found that after vacations, I don’t do much with photos anyways, so I can’t say I’m too terribly disappointed about it. Plus, I think my computer’s hard drive is much happier over the 500+ plus photos I have from my last trip to Miami and the Bahamas cruise. ;) I do have one this time around though! Yay, one whole photo.
We actually stayed right near the Arc de Triomphe, so we saw a lot of it during our trip. We did spend our first evening exploring it since it was so close. We were all pretty jet lagged that day, despite taking a cat nap and sleeping on the plane, so our first day was pretty relaxed and mostly involved eating.
We also had a busy day two as we hopped a plane to London. We wanted to spend a couple of days in another city, and we chose London. It was an added bonus that Jack, Dave’s co-worker, and his fiance Madeline had the same intentions, so we flew together and stayed in hotels within quick walking distance from each other.
Anyways, more on London next week! What has been your favorite travel destination?
Such a cool trip, love it! I love videos too! I am thinking about doing some with our next trip.
Thanks Annie! Videos are so much fun to watch after your trip as well, so hope you’re able to do that on your next trip!
London is actually my favorite travel destination.
Even though you didn’t take a ton of photos, I love the one you posted. :)
Thanks Gina! I was a bit better about taking photos the rest of the trip so I’ll be sharing more in the coming weeks :)
love these! What a fun way to remember your trip, too! You remind me SO much of my good friend Alexandra when you talk; she lives in Seattle too and I bet you guys would get a long!
Oh that’s too funny! If you ever come visit Seattle you’ll have to introduce us, haha! ;)
Love it! What a great trip. Looks like you are enjoying yourselves!
What a fun trip. Paris is one of my favorite cities and I also love England. This brings back so many great memories.
So glad it brought back great memories, Tirralan!
OH my gosh, all that food makes me SO jealous!! I can’t wait to see more. I studied abroad in Paris and I haven’t stopped thinking about the food since. Looks like you had so much fun! Also, what camera do you use to film?
Thanks Shannon! The food was so good. I definitely miss having a baguette with ham & cheese for breakfast! It was my favorite breakfast or lunch food while we were there. ;) I used a Sony A5100! It was the perfect size for travel.
I would love to travel to Paris and London!!!!
I hope you’re able to – both places are amazing!