I've made more of an effort in recent years to invest in eco-friendly, sustainable products wherever possible. When I started seeing Rothy's shoes popping up everywhere online, I took notice. But truth be told, I'm not much of a flats person. I like flat boots, but regular old ballerina flats? Aside ... Read More about Recycled shoes: Rothy’s flats reviews, are they worth it?
I'm a big fan of doing whatever type of exercise activity gets you moving on a regular basis. I took my first indoor cycling class when I was a freshman in college and have been a die-hard fan ever since. From my New Jersey YMCA, to boutique studios in NYC, to now using the Peloton app while living ... Read More about Peloton alternative: A cheaper way to bike at home with the Peloton app
No one decides to start learning a foreign language one day, follows a magic formula for language learning, stays super motivated throughout the whole process, and then miraculously speaks just like a native a year later. Language acquisition doesn't work that way for 99.9% of us. Our interests, our ... Read More about What to do when you lose French language learning motivation
A couple of months ago on Twitter, among all of the memes, political arguments and other randomness, I came across a thought-provoking tweet about living abroad. @WeAreXpats tweeted that living abroad can feel freeing and asked if any of us out there felt the same way. It was a question I had never ... Read More about Is living abroad freeing?
Over the past week, my behind-the-scenes bakery video from November has taken off on YouTube, and at the time of writing this, it's surpassed 200k views. For a small channel like mine, that is HUGE and I couldn't be happier about it. Here's what I've learned. ... Read More about Thoughts and what I’ve learned after my YouTube video went viral
This time of year, we all have the best of intentions. Everyone and their mother is reflecting on last year, setting goals and working on how to better themselves in the year ahead. Health goals top the list of resolutions. ... Read More about Why New Year’s resolutions aren’t BS
In recent years, I've made a shift to try to live a more sustainable life. I haven't done anything extraordinary but small actions that take barely any effort add up over time. Here are some things I do to live more sustainably in France. ... Read More about 5 Ways living in France has helped me to embrace a sustainable lifestyle
Have you ever met anyone who insisted they weren't a cruise person, that cruises weren't for them and then after going on a cruise, they completely changed their tune and now go on a cruise for pretty much every vacation? Or maybe you're that person. I've met several cruise converts and it's for the ... Read More about 3 Considerations before booking a European cruise (plus the one I’ve been eyeing)
Have you ever had one of those days that just crushes you? You're stressed, overwhelmed, and about to lose it and all you can do is sit on the couch in your pajamas and stare at a wall? An old college friend used to call her meltdowns "mini flip outs" and I had one last week. Your to-do lists, ... Read More about On getting up again
Any other podcast lovers out there? Considering how long podcasts have been around, I'm late to the game. I started listening to podcasts regularly last winter after getting a new phone that had storage space for fun things like apps and photos. A friend told me about podcasts she loved while ... Read More about 5 Quick picks: Podcasts that hooked me from the first episode