My first trip to Europe was when I was 16. I was fortunate enough to go on a school trip where a small group of us went to France and Spain the summer before junior year, road trip style and hitting all the main sights. We traveled by coach bus and it was hotttt. I remember Paris, Cognac, St. ... Read More about I hated Paris, so I went back!
One of my favorite France vs. USA list posts on my blog is the one from a couple of years back titled 77 Little things that are different about life in France. Since you seemed to like it, I'm back today with a few more things that fall into that category. Here we go! ... Read More about Do you know these little differences about life in France?
Tom and I just got back from spending a week in Norway aboard Holland America Line's newest ship, the Rotterdam. Let me say upfront that Norway is one of the most beautiful places I've ever visited and I'm so grateful for our time there. Lush, clean, and with landscapes that look like something out ... Read More about What our Holland America Norway cruise on the Rotterdam was like
Life in France has a lot going for it and when you move here, you'll notice there are a bunch of things to get used to as you settle into a routine and adapt to French life. Some aspects of daily life require specific items that I had zero experience with or had never considered. Let's get into a ... Read More about 12 Things I’d never bought before moving to France
If you ask Americans to name some popular cruise lines, Costa isn't going to be the first company that comes to mind. Costa is Italian and more popular with Europeans but it is absolutely worth a look no matter where you're from. Tom and I had the pleasure of cruising with Costa on an 8-day ... Read More about 5 Things I didn’t expect on our Costa Toscana cruise
I've always liked going grocery shopping and even after 10 years in France, I still get excited to go to the French grocery store. I always find new (or new to me) products to try and it never gets old. But there was a bit of a learning curve when I first arrived in France. French and American ... Read More about 11 Little differences between grocery stores in France and the USA
Are you visiting France this summer? Why not add Disneyland® Paris to your itinerary? This year is Disneyland® Paris's 30th anniversary and the experience is as magical as ever. Tom and I recently spent the day there and had a blast discovering what makes Disney so special. Let me share my top tips ... Read More about 6 Quick tips for visiting Disneyland® Paris this summer
Tom and I recently returned from spending eight fabulous days aboard the brand new Costa Toscana cruising the Mediterranean. It was his first-ever ocean cruise and the first one I've done since college. Unsure of what to expect with Costa, we went in with an open mind and were blown away by the ... Read More about What’s an 8-day Mediterranean cruise like on Costa Cruises?
My first trip abroad was when I was 16 years old. A group of about 20 high schoolers plus chaperones spent a week in France and Spain and I got my first taste of what Europe was like. I also learned how important it was to have sturdy luggage when you're constantly carting your suitcase up and down ... Read More about Horizn Studios review: Is this sustainable luggage worth it?
This past year has been the hardest of my life and I've been quite open about that with you. With the pandemic creeping up on us in 2020 and fast-forwarding through now, I think we've all felt grief in our own way even if you didn't have multiple loved ones pass away. There are all different kinds ... Read More about 11 Little things that helped me deal with grief this past year (plus a personal update)