Social norms in France can catch foreigners by surprise if they don't know what little words to use where. Here are the top 5 polite French words and phrases you need to learn to fit in when you're interacting with the French. Tom has recorded audio for us so you can hear the words as well. ... Read More about Top 5 polite French words & phrases you need to fit in (AUDIO)
One of my readers left a comment on an old post that got me thinking. Back last June, Julie wrote, "What is it about France that allows us to slow down and really appreciate the smaller things in life? I find I get excited about things that I wouldn’t even give a second thought to at home and I find ... Read More about Why does France allow us to slow down and appreciate life more?
No one can escape stress, but we can learn to handle it better. Here are the best ways to reduce stress that work for me when I'm feeling overwhelmed. ... Read More about Best ways to reduce stress when you’re feeling overwhelmed
Do you think you know everything there is to know about Paris? I bet you don't know all of these facts about France's capital city. Maybe you'll learn something in this guest post from the always entertaining Oliver Gee. He's the voice behind The Earful Tower podcast all about the City of Light and ... Read More about 10 Facts about Paris you definitely don’t know
Do you like doing things that scare you? I can't say my answer to that question is yes, but sometimes we have to get over our fears and just do it. To that end, you may have noticed I started doing Facebook Live broadcasts from the Oui In France page not too long ago. The response has been fantastic ... Read More about Why I’m doing Facebook Live in France
Many of us have limited time off from work each year and with so many vacation destinations out there calling our name, how can we narrow it down? If you're after history, culture, and some of the best food and wine in the world, France has to be at the top of your list of places to vacation. Let's ... Read More about 11 Reasons why a trip to France is an amazing experience (ENTER TO WIN)
A morning walking around a French marché is time well spent. Whether you're in a big city or a small town, there will be all types of produce and local products to be discovered. Fun, educational and absolutely delicious, French marchés are one of my favorite things about living in France. Let's ... Read More about French market day shopping essentials (FB Live replay)
Last week, the 32nd annual Salon des Vins de Loire welcomed over 8,000 people over 2 days in Angers. I was one of them. This wine trade fair is specifically for professionals in the wine biz. But there are also members of the press documenting the event and learning right along with everyone else. ... Read More about Salon des Vins de Loire: My day at a professional wine trade fair as a non-professional