Welcome to my new monthly column, France myth of the month, where I'll take a look at a widespread stereotype and share my thoughts. First up? Myth: All French people are thin... Read on! ... Read More about Myth of the month: All French people are thin
While most of you are probably off from work and barbecuing this 4th of July, it's just another day in France. So for our own little holiday weekend, Tom and I drove to Paris to celebrate the 4th of July -- but a little early. We didn't do anything too patriotic, but we did enjoy ourselves in a city ... Read More about Our 4th of July weekend trip to Paris
When traveling, your hotel stay has the ability to influence your overall opinion of wherever you're visiting. If you have a fantastic stay without any issues, your vacation just seems that much better. On the other hand, if you have a horrible hotel experience, that clouds your whole opinion of a ... Read More about Pullman Paris Bercy Hotel Review
Every culture is different and you won't experience that first-hand until you're part of it. Before moving to France (the first time in 2009), I had visited twice in my life so I knew what to expect the second time around (moved again in Dec. 2011). So if you're moving to France, thinking of ... Read More about Living the French life: Fun facts about France
If you're a bit obsessed with online shopping like I am, you've probably discovered Etsy. The online marketplace for all things handmade is quite addictive and if you have a pet, there are some really great things to be found. Read on for my favorite Etsy dog products! ... Read More about Top Etsy dog shops: My product picks for your pet
I recently posted about the problem with dog poop in France and am still completely baffled by the lack of common sense here when it comes to picking up your dog's poop. But I do have one theory as to why poop is left all over the streets and parks -- to give French people jobs. Jobs, you ask? One ... Read More about Dog poop in France revisited: It gives people jobs!
Here are our pics of the month for June. They were all taken on our vacation to Brittany, France. Enjoy! [widgetkit id=504] ... Read More about pics of the month: June
I used to work at a retirement home as a teenager and the elderly residents would always tell me how it felt like just yesterday that they were my age. I'd just smile and nod not really understanding what they meant. Now at 29, I feel like time really does fly. My perspective has shifted on how I ... Read More about French work culture: What Americans can learn from the French