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

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

Wondering how to au pair in Spain? Look no further. This step-by-step guide walks you through the visa process, host family selection and packing tips. As senior year of college was winding down, I frantically began to send out resumes and try to figure out what on...
The Ultimate Paris Packing List

The Ultimate Paris Packing List

I don’t often publish guest posts, but this one was so charming and useful I just had to share it with you guys. Here Alex breaks down her Paris packing list for all those who want to look stylish in the City of Lights. Vas-y, Alex !  Swishing skirts, clicking...
The 5 Most Important Things Au Pair Agencies Look For

The 5 Most Important Things Au Pair Agencies Look For

Ever wonder what au pair agencies look for? Here CatherineRose, an American who is currently teaching English in France, shares the five most important things au pair agencies look for. It can be difficult for non-US citizens to live in the States for an extended...
How to Be an Awesome Au Pair Without Losing Your Mind

How to Be an Awesome Au Pair Without Losing Your Mind

Today Emily, who is currently au pairing in Paris, is sharing how to be an awesome au pair without losing your sanity (easier said than done!). Taking care of young children is very hard and often frustrating work, but there are certainly tactics to make it easier....
Working as a Private English Tutor in Paris: What’s It Like?

Working as a Private English Tutor in Paris: What’s It Like?

Today we’re hearing from Edna, one of my best friends who has been working around the world since 2008. We met back in 2012 when we were both living in Paris and have been friends ever since! Although Edna and I lived in Paris at the same time, we had fairly...
A Day in the Life of an American Au Pair in Australia

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

Today we’re hearing from Phoebe, an American travel blogger (and fellow Midwesterner!) who au paired in Sydney, Australia last year. Hearing about her experience in Australia made me green with envy- it sounds pretty glamorous! Read on to hear about what a day...
True Au Pair Stories: I Married My Divorced Host Dad

True Au Pair Stories: I Married My Divorced Host Dad

So today we we’re hearing from Agnieszka, a young Polish woman whom I interviewed several weeks ago. Agnieszka ended up falling in love and marrying her divorced host dad so I wanted to ask her a few more questions about her experience. I have personally known...
Au Pair Horror Stories: Why I Left My Host Family in Venice

Au Pair Horror Stories: Why I Left My Host Family in Venice

Today we’re kicking off my new series Au Pair Horror Stories by hearing from Scottish au pair, Karina. Karina, 24, decided to leave her host family in Venice after only 2.5 months. Karina’s story is a reminder that it’s important to know your rights...
The 6 Best Host Countries for Canadian Au Pairs

The 6 Best Host Countries for Canadian Au Pairs

Today we’re hearing from Canadian au pair Sara about the 6 best host countries for Canadian au pairs. As an American, I found this seriously interesting as we have such different visas and regulations than Canadians- I so wish we were eligible for the...