French and American homes look similar enough on the surface. They have front doors, a roof, windows, a kitchen. You know, regular house stuff. But if you look closer and step inside, you'll notice that not everything about French homes is what you're used to from back home. There are all kinds of ... Read More about Differences between French and American houses
Howdy, mes amis. Let's get into some Monday fun. I was encouraged by Ashley, one of my favorite healthy living bloggers, to write this post. Her answers over on A Lady Goes West are here. The Q&A is inspired by Vogue magazine's 73-question online video series with celebrities. It's been around ... Read More about 73 Questions challenge
The South of France has long had a reputation as a holiday destination for the glamorous and beautiful, but it’s not just about Provençal markets, pains au chocolat, and Pastis. France’s Mediterranean towns and cities and have a long and interesting history that’s well worth exploring, in between ... Read More about 7 Historic places in the South of France you must visit
In the 7 years I've lived in France, I've seen my fair share of bad tourist behavior. Here are the 3 top French travel tips that go a long way... but tourists often forget about them entirely or just aren't aware. ... Read More about French travel tips: 3 Important things tourists often forget
Everyone makes assumptions and most of the time they're harmless even if they are majorly off base. But you know what they say when you assume... Here are some things people have assumed about me over the years after moving abroad and I'm setting the record straight. ... Read More about 7 Assumptions people have made about me and others who live abroad
Salut! I've been focusing on my YouTube channel lately, and the other day I had the pleasure of visiting a French chocolate shop. I shadowed the owner and staff of Bourdillat Chocolaterie outside of Angers, France, and made a video about the experience. ... Read More about A French chocolate shop visit (VIDEO)
I've made more of an effort in recent years to invest in eco-friendly, sustainable products wherever possible. When I started seeing Rothy's shoes popping up everywhere online, I took notice. But truth be told, I'm not much of a flats person. I like flat boots, but regular old ballerina flats? Aside ... Read More about Recycled shoes: Rothy’s flats reviews, are they worth it?
I'm a big fan of doing whatever type of exercise activity gets you moving on a regular basis. I took my first indoor cycling class when I was a freshman in college and have been a die-hard fan ever since. From my New Jersey YMCA, to boutique studios in NYC, to now using the Peloton app while living ... Read More about Peloton alternative: A cheaper way to bike at home with the Peloton app
No one decides to start learning a foreign language one day, follows a magic formula for language learning, stays super motivated throughout the whole process, and then miraculously speaks just like a native a year later. Language acquisition doesn't work that way for 99.9% of us. Our interests, our ... Read More about What to do when you lose French language learning motivation
A couple of months ago on Twitter, among all of the memes, political arguments and other randomness, I came across a thought-provoking tweet about living abroad. @WeAreXpats tweeted that living abroad can feel freeing and asked if any of us out there felt the same way. It was a question I had never ... Read More about Is living abroad freeing?