France never ceases to amaze me! I say that quite often because it's true. Last week, Tom and I got back from our trip down south on the Mediterranean Sea where we cycled (on electric bikes) from Collioure, France, to Cadaqués, Spain with Purely Pyrenees. I can't recommend the experience enough, so ... Read More about Cycling in France and Spain: What it’s like cycling the Mediterranean with Purely Pyrenees
Is ice in wine a do or a don't? I asked my Facebook group this very question and the overwhelming majority said ice in wine is a don't, especially when out in public. But several admitted (as did I) that we've added ice to white wine that we've forgotten to put in the fridge. Is there an acceptable ... Read More about Ice in French rosé wine? Yes, if it’s a Piscine
Let's talk about tipping in France. It’s been a weird couple of days. First, we get chased by a ferret on the street while walking home from dinner. Then the Jehovah’s Witnesses rang our doorbell far too early on a Sunday morning and to top it off, a bad three-car accident happened just ... Read More about Do you tip in France? Must-know facts about tipping in France (don’t do it!)
Maybe you’re like me and moved abroad for love. Or perhaps you moved for work (which was the case the first time around), or simply to see what it’s like being in another country. In the craziness of it all, there seems to be a common responsibility a large majority of U.S. citizens living abroad ... Read More about The one thing U.S. citizens living abroad tend to forget
Hi everyone! Tom and I are currently on a self-guided cycling trip that has taken us from Collioure, France, to Cadaqués, Spain. I'll be telling you all about this fabulous type of trip with Purely Pyrenees soon, but for now I wanted to share a little bit of what we've been up to and show you the ... Read More about Preview of our France to Spain cycling trip (Facebook Lives)
Has it really been 6 years already? This month marks Oui In France's 6th birthday! I started this blog back in 2012 and didn't have too much of a plan back then except to share my new life in France with those back home and see where it would take me. Over 650 posts later, I'm still here and have ... Read More about How do you say Happy Birthday in French? Oui In France is 6 years old!
Hiya! Happy Monday.... how is everyone doing? This is Monday Mishmash, and if you're new to my blog, it's a conversational roundup-style post with no real purpose other than to chitchat. I update you on happenings around here, share some fun links and let you know about anything else going on. Let's ... Read More about Monday Mishmash 5/21/18
I drink wine all year round but it's true that certain types of wine seem better suited for poolside sipping. But when you're on the go, it's not always convenient to open a glass bottle or dispose of it after. Especially if you're solo, barefoot, and only want a glass or two. So to help you out in ... Read More about 5 Wines in a can perfect for summer sippin’
Someone I cared about recently passed away. It's made me question everything and if I'm on the right path. Something you hear me say often is that life is short and it's been proven to me over and over in so many different ways. ... Read More about Are you on the right path?
A quote at the end of an article I read about the success of a lifestyle brand 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 ... Read More about The problem with fantasy worlds