17 Super-Fun Ways to Spend a Rainy Day in Paris

Things to do in Paris in the rain

In Paris, a rainy day is nothing unusual, especially in fall or winter. Yes, a rainy day can be a bummer if you have a picnic planned. But honestly, Paris can be lovely in the rain. Take it from me – I lived in Paris for a year, so I know very well what to … Read more

What Living as an Expat in France is Really Like

What living in France is really like

Today, for my American Expats series, I’m chatting with Diane, a New Jersey native who has been living in France since 2012. Here, she shares about French style, cheek kisses, and the honest ups and downs of living in France as an expat. I’ve followed Diane since 2012, and highly recommend her blog for advice on living … Read more

Where to Find the Best Picnic Spots in Paris

A guide to the best picnic spots in Paris

There are few things more blissful than a picnic in Paris. Beautiful weather, friends, cheese, baguette, red wine… what’s not to love? Over the years, I’ve picnicked almost everywhere in Paris — from the Seine to the banlieues to everywhere in between. So I wanted to put together a guide on my recommendations for where … Read more

15 Unique Things to Do in Lyon, France

Things to do in Lyon

Today CatherineRose from La Vie En C-Rose is sharing her recommendations on the top things to do in Lyon, France. CatherineRose lived in Lyon for three years which is why I’m excited to hear her suggestions on what to visit in Lyon. If you’re wondering “Is Lyon worth visiting?” or “What is there to do … Read more

My Paris Food Diary

What to eat and drink in Paris

When I lived in Paris I was all about international food, from dim sum to Korean to Lebanese. But on this trip I just wanted old-school French gastronomie – think French onion soup, crêpes and cholesterol-laden salads. As I’m rarely in France these days, I wanted the classics. Here is the best of my Paris food … Read more

Highlights of a Glorious, Sunny Week in Paris

In September I headed back to Paris, my one-time home and forever favorite city. It was glorious – the weather was sunny and crisp and the cheese was just as delicious as I remembered. Nom. My week in Paris was part of my two-week vacation to Europe. Two weeks off work felt luxuriously long, and I … Read more

How to Become an Au Pair in France: A Step-by-step Guide

How to Become an Au Pair in France

One of the biggest reasons people visit my blog is to find out how to become an au pair in France. So today we are hearing from Marianne, an American au pair who is currently working in Brittany, France. Here she walks us through every single step of the au pair application and tells us about … Read more

French Eating Habits I’m Taking Home With Me

One of my favorite things about the French is that they tend to be well-rounded: The French dress fashionably, travel, read a ton, keep abreast of politics and quite famously, eat well. Collectively I’ve spent about a year and a half living with French families so I’d like to think I know a thing or two … Read more

Back to Paris, My Home Away From Home

After my five-week Eurotrip across Italy, Switzerland, England, Wales and Spain, I knew there was one place in Europe I still had to drop by- Paris. As long-time readers know, I spent a year in Paris working as an au pair, drinking cider on the Seine and becoming the oh-so-clichéd American expat in Paris. I made a lot … Read more

Where to Party in Paris: The Best of Paris Nightlife

At the age of 22, I spent a glorious petite année in Paris. I truly had the time of my life which may have had something to do with Paris’ fantastic bar and club scene. So when Momondo asked me to become a ‘local ambassador’ for Paris and share my favorite local haunts I thought there was no time like the … Read more