Over the years, I've read blog posts from people living in Parisian apartments recounting their trials and tribulations of French plumbing. From horror stories involving leaks from upstairs neighbors to burst pipes after hours, every time I'd hear about a plumbing emergency, my heart went out to ... Read More about Adventures in French plumbing
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day! It's been drilled into our heads ever since we were kids, right? Breakfast happens to be my favorite meal of the day and always has been. Ever since I was young, my family made sure breakfast was never an oversight, and I have fond memories of my dad ... Read More about What do French people eat for breakfast?
January 2020 was the last time I was in Paris. While there, we made a point of stopping by the Galeries Lafayette Paris Haussmann store because the annual winter sales were in full swing and we figured it was worth a trip. It was, but not because of the sales. The rooftop view stole the show! This ... Read More about Galeries Lafayette rooftop: Best view in Paris?
Going to the doctor in France is a rite of passage we all go through. You go from being a confused foreigner, having no clue about what to expect, to this evolved master of knowing how things are done in France and handling them like a boss. Well, that's the hope anyway. In this post, I'm giving you ... Read More about Culture shock? Going to the doctor in France vs. the USA
I'm a big fan of making lists. When I'm grappling with a decision, I've been known to whip out a notebook, make two columns, and list out as many pros and cons as possible. Do you do the same thing? Somehow, seeing everything visually listed out makes me feel more in control of the decision making ... Read More about Pros and cons of living in France that matter most to me
What comes to mind when you think of France? Paris, the Eiffel Tower, fine wine and cheese of course... and then what? Maybe French castles? For sure! France is home to thousands of castles and if you want to see some of the best French castles that France has to offer, you've come to the right ... Read More about 7 Best chateaux in France you HAVE to see
It's guest post time! Several years ago, a reader named Neal wrote a guest post that remains one of my all-time favorites. It's called "Why are the French afraid of air conditioning?" -- and today it's his wife's turn. Diane Evans (cool name, huh?) of PhotoFluent is a photographer who can help take ... Read More about How living in France transformed my photography
France is famous for so many beautiful things that it's no wonder the country is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. With about 90 million tourists per year (before 2020 anyway), tourism significantly contributes to France's economy -- an 82-billion-euro direct contribution to ... Read More about What is France famous for? 11 Top things to see & do in France
2020 is finally coming to a close and I'm confident that 2021 will be a better year for all of us. Before we can turn the page, there are a couple of days left of 2020, one of which is my birthday on New Year's Eve. I hope you'll join me in a toast to all the good things to come in 2021 with a very ... Read More about Looking back at 2020, top posts & more
It's the most wonderful time of the year, as the song goes, and while this year hasn't been the easiest for any of us, I hope you'll still be able to spread some Christmas cheer as 2020 winds down. Speaking of Christmas, have you celebrated Christmas in France among the French? If so, you've ... Read More about 7 Little differences about Christmas in France