It’s been over four years since I quit my teaching gig and packed up my bags to join my Frenchman in France. The Américaine in France blog started as a way to keep me busy during the transition of an international move, but it has turned into so much more. I can’t thank you enough for joining me on this adventure! I am so grateful for this community that we’ve created together. Let’s celebrate with a roundup of highlights from four years of life in France.
There are pros and cons everywhere and France is no exception. Out of fairness, I’ve put together a list of positive and negative aspects of life in France to encompass both sides to this discussion. You can’t talk about the advantages without mentioning the disadvantages!
As a freelancer (autoentrepeneur) working in France, I have clients in different countries around the world, including in the United States. My preference is to receive payments in euros and to lose as little money as possible in the process, of course! Here are some different ways you can get paid by international clients in order to maximize your profits.
I might get in trouble for some of these “unpopular” opinions about traveling. At the very least, they might cause some controversy. Do you agree with any of these potentially unpopular travel opinions?
Alsace is a historic and cultural region of France on the border with Germany. Having changed hands and identities a number of times, the unique history of the area is reflected in the regional food and drink. Here are some of the best specialties you must try if you’re heading to the Alsace region of France.
Does the thought of driving in a foreign country feel daunting and stressful to you? While planning our travel to Scotland, Jonathan and I quickly realized that the best way for us to explore the country would be as a road trip adventure. So, we rented a car and put his name down on the rental agreement as the sole driver. No need for discussion on this point. There was absolutely no way this American was going to drive on the left side of the road in the UK, or so I thought…
When you’re thousands of miles apart and you can’t be together, Mother’s Day might look a bit different than what you’re used to. If you’re in need of ideas, here are a few creative and unique ways you can make Mom feel special even when you are celebrating Mother’s Day long distance.
You’re excited about your upcoming travel plans to Paris… You’ve bought your plane tickets, your Parisian accommodations have been booked, and you’ve ensured that your passport doesn’t expire for at least 3 months beyond your departure date. So, you’re ready to go, right?
Not so fast. You have a few more things to check off…
Are you considering a trip to Disneyland Paris? Here’s your guide for the magical visit, including tips for planning a great day trip and some frequently asked questions about the parks.
Strikes and protests are an inevitable part of life in France and particularly in the capital. Knowing what to expect and how to navigate Paris when there is a demonstration is essential for your safety and your sanity. Here are the precautions to take in order to ensure a smooth visit to the city even when there is civil unrest.