Another day, another city. We are in transit again. I planned this trip before we knew that our last month would be filled with the total chaos of moving out of our house. If I had known, maybe we would have chilled a bit longer in one place. Ah well.
Andrew says we say that every time. That we should stay put and stop moving so fast. It's hard to figure out how to pace trips and take advantage of the location (aka cheap flights in Europe from country to country) and also not have the pace totally frenetic.
I also try to keep in mind dream destinations for different kids (Paris was on Ruth's list for awhile) and if we have points for free stays. This time we had enough points to pay for 3 nights in two rooms at an IHG hotel in Paris, with the fourth nights free based on the IHG credit card I have. It seemed like an opportunity we shouldn't miss.
I LOVED staying in Montparnasse. It was a great area of Paris where people actually live. It gave us a feel of the atmosphere of Paris for locales.
In general, I try not to stay for less than 4 nights in a location unless it's just because we are near an airport. However, depending on the situation, sometimes it can't be helped.
How does your family decide how long to stay in one place when you travel? Do you have a magic amount of nights that just works? - 5 hours ago