I went to Paris for the first time in 2008 and was desperate to return ever since. My husband and I decided to go back in 2015 and take our children, much to the dismay of almost everyone we came across.
2015 marked a shaky and unpredictable year for the French. In November of that year unspeakable acts of violence plagued the streets of Paris, killing 130 people including 89 people inside the Bataclan Theater. We were getting notices from the Embassy to travel on high alert. To be aware of our surroundings and report any suspicious activity. It was a little daunting and I almost sided with the people in our lives that were skeptical of our trip.