How’s it going? I’m popping in today to say a quick hello and to share my latest French culture videos on YouTube with you. My YouTube channel is all about everyday French life and beyond and I cover French language tutorials, travel, and what it’s like as a foreigner in France (not Paris!).
You don’t have to look very hard online to find a foreigner abroad looking for some of the comforts of home. Here’s where to buy American food in France. Everything from baking supplies to candy and even beverages.
Things seemingly don’t make any sense to my confused American brain. Including the location of French potato chips in the grocery store. But to the French? All of this makes perfect sense in French culture. If you’re looking for potato chips in France grocery stores, they’re not with the pretzels. Let me tell you why.
It’s easy to find a million reasons why you should move abroad to France. But once you’re here, is life perfect? Of course not! Let’s talk about the hardest parts of living abroad in France.
French rosé wine is some of the best around, so kick off your summer shindigs with these 3 rosé wines for summer. The bottles look as good as the wines taste, not to mention they make great hostess gifts.
If you’re new around here, you should know that I’m married to a pretty cool French dude named Tom. He…
France is known for its wine, so if you find yourself at a winery sipping up a bit of culture, you’ll want to read on. To make the most of your visit, keep my tips for visiting a winery in France in mind.
One of my readers left a comment that got me thinking. 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 myself doing things I wouldn’t think possible.” Why does France allow us to slow down and appreciate the small things? Or does it? Will a move abroad make you enjoy life more? Should it?
He’s the voice behind The Earful Tower podcast all about the City of Light and I’m so happy to have him on the blog today! Take it away, Oliver, and tell us the 10 facts about Paris we definitely don’t know…
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 talk about all the reasons why. Also, don’t forget to head to the end of this post for a chance to a win a free trip for two to the City of Light!
A morning walking around a French marché is time well spent. Whether you’re in a big city or a small…
Last week, the 32nd annual Salon des Vins de Loire welcomed over 8,000 people over 2 days in Angers. I…
Happy Friday! Just checking in toady to share my FIRST France Facebook Live broadcast with you. I went for a walk yesterday around a town here in the Maine-et-Loire department of France. We popped by a wine shop, women’s clothing store, bakery, and a few more places. To my surprise, everyone wanted to keep going so the broadcast lasted 90 minutes!
Tom’s here to tell us about French workplace greetings and how they might differ from what you’re used to in the office at home. Or maybe not. Let’s get to it…
Most of the time, respecting the culture and doing the right thing are one and the same. Other times, it’s not so clear. As a foreigner, it’s hard to always know if you’re doing the right thing and if the way you’ve lived you life up until now counts in the same way it did back home.
Living abroad is full of surprises big and small. Let’s talk about some of these living in France surprises including culture, food, and stereotypes.
I’ve been married for 5 years now and my husband is still full of surprises! Sometimes they’re funny.
Do you know how to open milk? Of course you do. Small children know how to open a container of milk… but not all containers are created equal! Give a French person a carton of milk (American style) to open and let hilarity ensue. We just had a laugh over how to open milk. Seriously. Milk.
“Do you feel French?” someone asked me recently. I had to think about it. The question of feeling French is a complicated one and makes us think about our identity as foreigners living abroad. What makes someone feel French and how long does it take for this to change? Let’s take a closer look.
Even though I’ve lived in France for six years now, I’m always finding new places that are worth a visit. If you find yourself in the Loir Valley, I have all kinds of suggestions for you to keep busy and soak up all things French.
The other day I was making cookies and as I looked around my kitchen, I realized I’ve never written about…