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.
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!
After 4 years of living abroad, I can honestly say that I am happy in France — but does being in France play a huge role in my overall happiness? How much does your physical location factor in to who you have become? How much should it?
Hello, hello! Looks like Monday has rolled around again. Did you have a good weekend? What’s on deck today? A…
Being married to a French guy and all, you’d think that some of his Frenchness would rub off on me….
Can I rant today? Good. Lately it seems like the same annoying things keep getting under my skin so to…
Sometimes people say silly things — including me. We’re only human, after all. In 2009, when I first announced my…
Anyone who knows me well will tell you I like my sleep. I like to be fast asleep by 11…
As babies, our parents carefully note all of our “firsts.” Our first word, first time we crawled and walked are…
Maybe at first glance their wagging tail, questionable napping habits and relentless desire for treats would lead you to believe otherwise, but after thinking it through, I’ve learned a bunch of life lessons from my dog, Dagny.