The first and only time I’ve ever set foot on a private jet was a few years ago at a regional airport in New Jersey – when the plane was still in the hangar. You see, a friend of mine worked as a private flight attendant for the CEO of a major electronics company and she was prepping for a flight to ... Read More about Private jet membership with Jumpjet: The ultimate luxury
Our trip to Drouot auction house Paris
While in Paris over the weekend, I paid a visit to Hotel Drouot, the famed auction house in the 9th arrondissement. The Paris must-see (for any antique lovers) is comprised of 16 halls hosting 70 independent auction firms. Tom and I checked out the wares for this week's auctions and even watched a ... Read More about Our trip to Drouot auction house Paris
Pics of the month: February Pierre Herme macarons
Tom and I spent the weekend in Paris and had to stop at Pierre Herme for some fresh macarons. The Opera location is actually open all day Sunday, so I popped in to grab a box before we left. A box of tasty macarons is the perfect post-Valentine's Day treat! Go! ... Read More about Pics of the month: February Pierre Herme macarons
What has surprised me the most?
Moving to France was a major life change – and one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. Yes, moving to France is huge in and of itself, but add in the fact that I had just gotten married and quit my job to embark on a new adventure? Well, life was going to get turned upside down and it has. While ... Read More about What has surprised me the most?
How much does a raw food diet for dogs cost?
Unless you never look at your bank account, you've probably noticed that having a dog can get expensive. Vet bills, toys, food and more all eat up a healthy chunk of change. Curious about the costs of feeding your dog a raw food diet? Feeding your dog a raw diet costs considerably more than a ... Read More about How much does a raw food diet for dogs cost?
What is house sitting long term like and where do you find jobs?
Back before I moved to France, I was researching ways to quit your job and move abroad. One interesting prospect I stumbled upon was house sitting, and while it's not a source of income, it can be a way to experience a new place while saving some money in exchange for your time. What is house ... Read More about What is house sitting long term like and where do you find jobs?
What are other travel bloggers up to? The State of Travel Blogging 2013 infographic
Travel blogs are some of the most captivating around. With crisp photos and narratives that make you feel like you're actually there with the blogger behind the screen, the travel blogging niche is one that's here to stay. Are you curious about what's really going on within the travel blogosphere? ... Read More about What are other travel bloggers up to? The State of Travel Blogging 2013 infographic
Lonely expat problem: Making friends is harder than it looks
Not every day is a good day. Loneliness is one of the biggest challenges expats face. Truth: It’s hard to make friends as an adult! Especially when you’re new to an area. From a different culture. In a different language. In fact, a survey conducted by Barclays International Banking concluded that ... Read More about Lonely expat problem: Making friends is harder than it looks
French vet costs and care: A big thumbs up!
Anyone who really knows me knows that I'm obsessed with dogs, and that completely adorable black furry thing that's never far from my side is my Cavalier King Charles spaniel Dagny. Aside from my husband, she is my world here and acts as my best friend, therapist, sounding board, business partner ... Read More about French vet costs and care: A big thumbs up!
Teaching in France: When you call a boy a girl and other mortifying moments – Part 1
Let me be the one to tell you that it's nearly impossible to recover from a major slip-up in front of 30 wide-eyed first graders. Calling a boy a girl by accident is nothing to joke about. You see, a few years ago, I came to France as a teaching assistant. Ah, fun times, my friends -- but teaching ... Read More about Teaching in France: When you call a boy a girl and other mortifying moments – Part 1
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