Did you get a jury duty summons while outside of the United States? The first time I was ever called in for jury duty was after I had moved abroad to France. Here’s what to do when you’ve been summoned for jury duty as an American living or traveling abroad.
Ever wonder what the heck a blogger does all day? (Yea, my mom does, too 😅) There’s a lot that goes on behind the scenes of a blog. Truthfully, bloggers wear many hats as they balance all of the moving parts. While the job of a blogger can vary depending on their blog’s niche as well as their personal monetization strategy, most of us have many tasks in common. Read on to find out what running a blog entails and what a professional blogger does all day.
Considering France is well-known for its gastronomy, it may come as a surprise to you that French people typically eat a very simple meal for breakfast. Usually more sweet than savory, le petit déjeuner, as the French say, is not a very big or important meal in France. In fact, many French people don’t eat breakfast at all, waiting until lunch to eat. Read on to find out what the usual French breakfast consists of.
When learning a new language, speaking is often cited as the skill that is the most difficult to improve. If you’re studying French, here are some ideas and methods for how you can get better at speaking French and consequently, feel more confident in your abilities.
Wondering what to bring as a gift to French people from the United States of America? Here are some ideas of American products and foods that you can pack in your suitcase on your flight to France. These would be great as gifts if you are visiting French friends or if you have French family members.
Have you been studying French for a while but you struggle to speak the language? Whether you’ve been taking classes or studying on your own, it can be incredibly frustrating to put in the effort and not see the results that you are hoping for. If you still can’t speak French even after years of study, you’re not alone and it’s not too late to do something about it. Here are some things that are holding you back from your goal of French fluency.
Have you ever wondered what things you can do in the United States of America that you can’t do in France? As an American living in France, this list is based on my personal experience along with observations that my French husband has made.
Have you ever wondered what the equivalent of 911 is in France or what you should do in an emergency situation? Unlike in the United States of America where there is one single emergency telephone number, there are multiple emergency numbers in France. Get familiar with the most important French emergency numbers before your next trip.
If you are an American citizen traveling to the United States of America with your French partner, there are certain considerations that you should keep in mind. Afterall, different nationalities come with different passports which, in turn, come with different restrictions. Here are some things you need to think about to ensure a smooth trip back to the USA with your chéri.e.
April tax filing season is not just for Americans located in the United States. Indeed, that infamous April 15th date looming ahead of us applies to Americans abroad as well. As an American citizen, even though I am living, working, and paying taxes in France, I still need to file US taxes, and you might need to as well!