Best of the Blog

New to the blog? Here’s everything you need to know: all of my best posts on France, Southeast Asia, au pairing and beyond!


Life as a Paris Expat

Dear Paris: A Love Letter to the City I Finally Adore

Offbeat Paris: A Guide to Paris’ Canals

The 10 Most Crazy Delicious Foods You Must Eat in Paris

How the French Stay Thin

What I Miss (And Don’t Miss) About Living in France

Southeast Asia:

What I Miss About Bali

My Favorite Moments in Singapore

A DIY Trip Down to the Mekong Delta

Falling Hard for Saigon

And Then Everything Changed in Vietnam


How to Become an Au Pair

An Au Pair’s Day Off in Paris

A Day in the Life of an American Au Pair in Paris

Useful Travel Info:

How to Plan an Inexpensive But Awesome Trip Abroad

The Best Travel and Debit Credit Cards for Backpackers

How to Become Fluent in a Second Language

How to Rent a Moped or Motorcycle Abroad

How to DIY A Budget Yoga Retreat in Bali

Dealing with Flashers and Other Creeps on the Road


The Art of French Cheese Eating

The Ultimate French Bread Guide

A Very Tasty Guide to Vietnamese Food

The Complete Guide to Turkish Food for Foodies

The Delicious Truth Behind German Cuisine

15 Things I Learned About Wine After a Year in France

My Personal Favorites:

Finding My Perfect London Neighborhood

Moments from a Weekend in the French Countryside

Remembering My First Love: South America

Things That Surprised Me About Germany

Practicing Gratitude Wherever You Go

Why I Honestly Came to Bali

Is It Smart to Travel Young?

10 Ways that Travel Permanently Changed Me