In August, I took 5 weeks to travel to 5 countries in Europe. It was a goal that I set for myself in 2012 to happen in 2016, and I made it happen. The first half of the trip I did with a friend and the second half I did as a solo trip. I learned two things about myself while on this trip. First, I love traveling solo and can't wait for my next solo adventure. Second, I love traveling in the off-season. My first destination was Paris, and since Paris is such a common city for people to visit, I decided to forego the travel tips. I will be doing more in-depth travel tips for the other places that I went in future blog posts because I like to be helpful. While in Paris, I was a full on tourist, and completely un-ashamed. I know it sounds cliche, but Paris was incredible. I'm still surprised at how much I loved that city. Now that I've seen it in the summer, I need to see it in the winter!