It’s always interesting whenever I come across another blog or website whom I share the same goals with. Though we share the same purpose, it’s always as if getting fresh eyes and seeing things from a different perspective. One of those platforms is INSIDR.co, a travel website aimed at publishing useful and up-to-date content on traveling in Europe. I’m excited to be sharing a few things I’ve gotten from reading their published articles. I’ve also linked a couple articles of theirs that I think might be useful to my followers, too.
The first thing I wanna share to you all is what I’ve read about Paris. Many people have already waxed poetic over how marvelous the art, the architecture, the food, and the views in Paris are so I won’t bother going into that. You’ll find numerous other websites that talk about all of the best sites and places but often, they forget to give practical tips like taking public transport in Paris. Through their articles, I also learned how to purchase a Navigo Pass, or how to easily get to Paris from the airport (Orly / CDG).
It was also amusing to see that they published an article on the list of common scams to avoid! Mainly though, I enjoyed their comprehensive shopping guide in Paris. It’s neither a hidden fact that the City of Lights is also synonymous to the ‘City of Fashion’ and that’s something worth exploring more. Luckily Insidr not only covers the basic info that most Paris-bound travelers need, but they also share a great length of tips for a truly authentic shopping experience in the city. Because after all, shopping in Paris is in everyone’s bucket-list, isn’t it?
It’s also worth noting that they introduced the Parisian pharmacies to their readers! These pharmacies have recently become sort of a new attraction for foreign travelers who want to bring back more than just photos of their trip and bring back a whole new French skincare routine with them. From cleansers to facial serums, there are tons of French brand products to choose from! But I found their article on their best recommendations for French skincare products to be really helpful!
They don’t just share information about traveling to Paris! They write about other major European destinations as well that make you want to just book your flights and go.
Reading their articles on London made me realize how it is such a special city. They even have mini-guides for the areas of Westminster, Camden, Shoreditch, Notting Hill, South Bank, London Bridge, Covent Garden, Soho, Greenwich, and Kings Cross Saint Pancras! They also changed my mind about London’s restaurant and bar scene.
I didn’t realize how so many great restaurants and cafes have opened up in the city recently! Insidr, of course, covers extensively where to stay and what to do in order to make the most of traveling the city. They cover public transport (how to use the London Tube) and write clearly about going to and coming from the airports. Finally, they urge their readers to dedicate some time to the beautiful areas nearby for a few days and recommended spending at least 2 or 3 days in London. But let’s not forget that London is also just doable as a day trip from Paris.
And just as they write in length about London, they do the same with Venice, too! INSIDR recently released their new detailed recommendations and tips on Venice, the gem of Northern Italy. You’ll find some detailed information on several famous sights, including Piazza San Marco, Grand Canal, or Lido. The basics are covered as well, with what to eat, where to stay, and what to do while visiting beautiful Venice. Detailed transportation info (including canal navigation!) is also included. It is recommended to dedicate at least 2 days or 3 to really experience Venice. And don’t forget to save some time to visit the region beyond Venice. Finally, they’ve summarized their favorite spots for gelato, as well as the best cocktail & speakeasy bars!