For those of us in relationships with someone from another country, meeting the family can be quite an experience. That goes double when your partner’s native language differs from your own. Here are some tips for when the foreign in-laws meet. Take a deep breath.
You live abroad and love expat blogs. You’ve toyed around with the idea of starting an expat blog yourself. Now is the time. Here’s how to start an expat blog.
So about that nation full of apologists. I’m talking about AMERICANS. YES!! And I’m just as surprised as you are. I’m writing about something we noticed after a few days in the US. It’s the frequency of Americans saying sorry for the tiniest things!
Do you ever get so busy with work or school or everyday life that you forget to slow down and…
Moving to suburban France introduced me to things I’d never seen with my own eyes. Some strange, some just different and some completely and mind-blowingly awesome. Cheers to new experiences! Here are 11 things I’d never done until I moved to France.
Yup, I was hacked. DOH! Luckily they didn’t wreak too much havoc and I got it taken care of right away. Let me explain what happened when my site got hacked.
Oui In France is over 4 years old now, and when I started blogging, I didn’t have much of a…
We took our very first hot air balloon ride above the town of Chinon and I’d recommend it to anyone. Be sure to scroll to the end of the post for a fun video I made of our ride. Let me tell you all about our hot air balloon experience in the Loire Valley!
Let’s talk about the power of a compliment. Taking five seconds out of your day to let someone know their work, clothing, whatever is great can make a world of difference to them. So why are we too caught up in our own lives to say a few magic words to other human beings that are most definitely worthy of our time?
I’ve been in France for 4.5 years now and there are definitely a few reasons why I don’t miss living in the USA. Let’s take a look at a few of them.
This is the France I love.
I love lists and today I’m back with part 2 of things that make me happy. Share a few of your own with me!
Hello there! I know I keep saying I don’t post on Fridays, but I just can’t help myself. So here…
Now, after being the newbie myself as a foreigner in France, I’ve majorly changed how I act toward other newcomers I encounter in daily life. And going to a Pure Barre class in Florida last month made that clear to me.
I guess you could say I’m pretty used to my life in small-town French these days, so a change-up to my routine in bustling Southern Florida was sure to mix things up. Here are some of the culture surprises I experienced while there.
Have you ever made a list of things that make you utterly, ridiculously, jumping-up-and-down happy? Here are things that make me happy. I’d love to hear yours too.
A recent YouTube video I watched the other day on Americans and exaggeration got me thinking… are Americans overly enthusiastic? Is that a bad thing? Is it something that makes us endearing?
My French husband has a few quirks but are they because he’s French or are they just part of his personality? What kind of French husband quirks am I talking about?
Moving abroad has contributed to my changing style but not in the way I expected. French women look good but is it necessary to learn how to dress French to fit in? Even their casual-wear is slightly elevated above regular American casual clothing. Let’s talk about style and how it changes.
By the time I woke up on Sunday, I had a fever, aches and major chills that alternated with full body sweats. The flu had struck and I was miserable. Here are 7 things I realized after having the flu!