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.
A couple of months ago on Twitter, among all of the memes, political arguments and other randomness, I came across…
If you’re wondering how to open a French bank account as an American, you’ll want to read on. It’s not as difficult as you may think! Here’s my experience along with a few tips.
Maybe you’ve considered living or working abroad and you’re looking to make a change for yourself. Curious about how to find a job in France (or elsewhere?)? It’s not impossible, but you have to put in the work.
The only time I ever get up willingly before 4 a.m. is for an early morning flight, but on Friday,…
There’s this theme I’ve seen among my own readers and elsewhere in this niche. It’s that life abroad is a…
You don’t have to go to France to know that the French take mealtime seriously. From seeking out quality ingredients…
Then I moved to France and was introduced to la bouilloire and oh, how I love it. Is the electric tea kettle the best kitchen invention ever? I’d argue oui. Let’s talk about electric tea kettles in France and all the electric kettle uses.
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!).
What’s the French healthcare system like? I hear these time and time again. Here are 4 myths about the French healthcare system you should stop believing.
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.
If you’re a foreigner and want to drive in France, congrats! You’re in for a fun time. Seriously though, driving in France isn’t that different from driving in the U.S., but there are some subtle (and not so subtle) differences that you should take note of to avoid an accident and major frustration. Here’s a quick list of what you need to know about driving in France.
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.
If you’re new around here, you should know that I’m married to a pretty cool French dude named Tom. He…
A quote at the end of an article I read from a lifestyle brand that’s been a raging success, got me thinking. The article itself was super interesting and positive, and for some reason, the quote at the end left me feeling weird. And I didn’t know why. So to figure it out, I did what I often do when I feel that way. I walked the dog. Here’s the problem with fantasy worlds.
Making mistakes in a foreign language can be embarrassing but we all have our fair share of flubs. For example,…
What has shaped your identity and made you into the person you are? Maybe things like where you grew up, your career path, your role in your community, and the people in your inner circle. Identity is complicated. Living abroad complicates it further, but it’s not all bad.
Considering TAPIF. WAIT! Here’s my list of must-know pros and cons of the teaching assistant program in France along with some info about what it is exactly and what to expect. Not everyone’s experience is going to be the same so be prepared by doing your research on this legal way to live and work in France.
Hello! Tom’s here today with his latest installment of his series on my blog called Ask Tom Tuesdays. We’re taking…