When I visited Paris a few years ago, I did it all wrong. I had fun, but my boyfriend and my goal of shoving everything the city had to offer in the span of just a few days left us tired, overwhelmed and honestly—kind of cranky.
Now, if I had my way, I'd rent a small apartment rather than a hotel room and stay for at least two weeks. Then, I'd take each day to explore a new part of the city and really get to know it. Maybe even take a trip into the countryside for a change of pace. Sure, it's still a short time frame, but it would be infinitely more leisurely than my last trip.
Since that type of long-term travel isn't in the cards right now, here are a few inspirational images that are making me smile. Hey, a girl can dream right?