Tom and I recently returned from spending eight fabulous days aboard the brand new Costa Toscana cruising the Mediterranean. It was his first-ever ocean cruise and the first one I've done since college. Unsure of what to expect with Costa, we went in with an open mind and were blown away by the ... Read More about What’s an 8-day Mediterranean cruise like on Costa Cruises?
Horizn Studios review: Is this sustainable luggage worth it?
My first trip abroad was when I was 16 years old. A group of about 20 high schoolers plus chaperones spent a week in France and Spain and I got my first taste of what Europe was like. I also learned how important it was to have sturdy luggage when you're constantly carting your suitcase up and down ... Read More about Horizn Studios review: Is this sustainable luggage worth it?
11 Little things that helped me deal with grief this past year (plus a personal update)
This past year has been the hardest of my life and I've been quite open about that with you. With the pandemic creeping up on us in 2020 and fast-forwarding through now, I think we've all felt grief in our own way even if you didn't have multiple loved ones pass away. There are all different kinds ... Read More about 11 Little things that helped me deal with grief this past year (plus a personal update)
Euro is tanking: How Americans can take advantage when the euro is down
Have you checked out the euro/USD exchange rate lately? The euro is tanking and as I'm writing this on July 7, 2022, 1 euro = USD 1.02. No, that's not a typo for $1.20. It's $1.02. Really. It might even reach parity with the USD. This has been a long time coming. The fall of the euro seems to be ... Read More about Euro is tanking: How Americans can take advantage when the euro is down
7 Secret Paris on a budget tips to save money in France (Wevat review)
When you think of France, what first comes to mind? Maybe delicious cheese and wine, amazing bread, perfume, and fashion galore? France is the go-to destination for world-class gastronomy, luxury fashion, and all things fancy. Yes, while it’s true that on a vacation to France you can experience the ... Read More about 7 Secret Paris on a budget tips to save money in France (Wevat review)
My favorite Plum Guide Paris properties for your next trip
Oooooh la la, Paris! Land of romance, the Eiffel Tower, and all things fancy. You've decided on the City of Love for your next trip, bought your flights, and now you need a place to stay. Plum Guide is my go-to site for vacation apartment rentals, so here I'm sharing my top Plum Guide Paris property ... Read More about My favorite Plum Guide Paris properties for your next trip
MUST-READ Magic Spoon cereal review: What’s the best flavor?
***Magic Spoon discount code OUIINFRANCE for $5 off.*** Breakfast lovers, are you out there? I recently wrote a post about what the French eat for breakfast so if that was of interest, it probably means you'll love this post too. Fellow cereal lovers in North America, I want to introduce you to ... Read More about MUST-READ Magic Spoon cereal review: What’s the best flavor?
What 10 years of blogging has taught me about life
Wowwwww, and just like that, 10 years in the books. This month marks my blog's 10th birthday and I can't believe ten years have passed. Have I really been at it that long and living in France for a decade now?!? Just wow. I started Oui In France a few months after moving to France at the very end of ... Read More about What 10 years of blogging has taught me about life
THIS is the best time to go to Paris & the rest of France
You've officially decided you want to visit France on your next vacation but you're not sure when you should go. Well, I'm here to help. "What's the best time to visit France?" is a question I get frequently, so in this post, I'm going to break it down. We'll go over some questions to ask yourself ... Read More about THIS is the best time to go to Paris & the rest of France
9 Things French people love that I’ve come to love too
Since I'm from the U.S., I can tell you exactly what "things" Americans typically like. Some of the stereotypes about us -- that we may or may not agree with -- say we like big cars and houses, good customer service, free refills, ice in our drinks, fast food, a positive attitude, all things ... Read More about 9 Things French people love that I’ve come to love too
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