As an American, when I think about taking a trip somewhere, I first think of flying or driving to my destination. But in France, train travel is actually one of the most popular ways to get from point A to B. Whether you’re a commuter or looking to go on vacation, France’s railway system is a ... Read More about Quick guide to train travel in France (plus where to buy tickets)
As I write this, it's April 20, 2022. It's been a little over six months since my mom died and a bit over a month since we lost our beloved dog, Dagny. This past year hasn't been easy and the past six months have been the most challenging of my entire life. I want to continue the grief conversation ... Read More about 5 Surprising side effects of grief I didn’t expect
When you think of popular French boy names, which ones come to mind? Pierre, Francois, Michel, Arnaud? Names like that? Do you know any unique French boy names? Well, whether you're looking for French baby boy names for inspiration or just want to be more familiar with popular French names for boys ... Read More about 250 Popular French boy names in France from 1910 through today
A visit to a French marché is a cultural experience and you can't show up empty handed (or go home empty handed either). Do market day like the French do and be sure to bring a sturdy bag, basket, or cart with you. Transport your yummy finds in style with some of my top French market bags and basket ... Read More about My picks for the best French market bags & baskets
It's no secret I love Peloton and have a pretty good handle on the best Peloton instructors. Their fitness technology has changed the home workout game and I can't get enough. Over the past two or so years, I've been turned on to the treadmill, bootcamp, and strength workouts in addition to the OG ... Read More about Best Peloton instructors for bike workouts: My thoughts after 500 rides
The information shared below is up to date as of March 16, 2022. Life around the world has been far from normal for well over two years. From lockdowns and quarantines to now the war in Ukraine, life in Europe as we know it has been more like a dystopian novel than reality. But the reality right ... Read More about Is it safe to travel to France now with the war in Ukraine? My thoughts.
Over the years on my blog and YouTube channel, I've talked about French social norms and mentioned that small talk isn't as prevalent in France. The French make a distinction between the public versus private sphere (more on that below) and it can be confusing for outsiders. This unwritten rule is a ... Read More about How do you get to know French people if small talk isn’t a thing?
I moved to France in 2012 and you know what they say about hindsight being 20/20. You've heard the saying “you live, you learn” and I believe every choice I’ve made has led me to where I am now. I don’t regret any of the decisions I’ve made. We try, we make mistakes and then we grow from them. We ... Read More about What I’d do differently if I were moving to France today
Are you almost ready for your vacation and curious about what currency is used in France? Or what denominations French currency comes in? One of the first things you'll want to get ironed out on your pre-trip checklist is the French money situation. Let's talk about money in France including the ... Read More about What currency does France use? MUST-KNOW money tips for Paris!
A beautiful bouquet can give a space an all-new energy and feel and I'm on board with that! Over the past couple of years, I've taken an interest in flowers and have tried to become more knowledgeable about the different types and how to care for them. Flowers are stunning after all, and if we're ... Read More about What to know about buying flowers in France