Please meet the first post of my Saturday Snapshot series! I wanted to post a photo each week of the coolest or most inspiring thing I had seen all week. As I am currently living in Michigan my life is not that interesting, but bear with me – I just got news from France that the ministry of labor approved my au pair papers! I should be in Paris in less than three weeks.
Meeting my Chilean ex-boyfriend’s family was mildly terrifying. Not only was I more than 5,000 miles away from home in Santiago, Chile, I was also being interrogated by a room full of curious and wide-eyed Chileans. Needless to say, it was uncomfortable. So I wanted to write a guide on how to meet the parents … Read more
Wondering how to order a baguette properly? Look no further. In France, bread is a daily staple. Everyday, mothers send their kids to the local boulangerie (bakery) to pick up a baguette. (Sometimes one for breakfast, one for snack/dinner!) But let’s start this baguette guide off with a pop quiz. Which baguette is better? If you … Read more
One question I am asked a lot on account of spending time in France is, “How do the French stay thin?” And in light of my most recent Francophile food-related posts about delicious food in Paris, French bread and French cheese, I wanted to enlighten my mom readers on how the French indulge in good … Read more
So, what’s good to eat in Paris? Um, if memory recalls, everything. As I sit and wait for the French ministry of labor to send back my visa documents, I’ve been musing over some of the most delicious meals I’ve enjoyed in France over the past three summers. Hopefully the ministry sends the documents soon … Read more
As we all know, the French love their cheese. I love their cheese. I love them for loving their cheese. And frankly, sampling oozing, raw-milk French cheese is one of the best parts of visiting the country, at least for this fromage-o-phile. I have worked as an au pair for a French family for past three … Read more
Over the years, I’ve picked up a lot of amazing souvenirs from Chile, from copper pans to lapis lazuli. So I wanted to write on the best Chilean souvenirs, and tell you exactly where to find them. And you don’t even have to go all the way to Santiago to buy them! Luckily, can buy … Read more
I really love souvenirs. I try to pick up something meaningful and traditional from wherever I go, which usually results in me carrying a backpack full of highly breakable ceramics.
Before leaving for a big trip, I like to do some preliminary research so that I know what might interest me in the area. This allows me to have a loose itinerary, as I already have an idea of what I might like. Here are some of the ways I decide where to go in … Read more
For a while I’ve been noticing the ABCs of Travel making their way around the blogosphere. Now that I finally have my own blog I wanted to make an ABC list! (I’m a little late to the party but hey, I still showed up). This was a fun exercise because it reminded me of so many things I’ve forgotten.