Surely, I’m not the only one to have held a false stereotype about the French? Before traveling to France, I definitely had certain expectations about French people and the country itself. As it turns out, some of my beliefs were inaccurate and nothing but misconceptions and stereotypes!
6 American Things That Surprised My French Husband
Ever wonder what the United States of America looks like through the eyes of a French person?
My French husband, Jonathan, has visited the United States multiple times at this point. He’s no longer shocked by what he sees. However, there are a number of things that initially stood out to him regarding American culture and norms. Here are some things that my French husband found surprising when he first encountered them in the USA.
What I Wish Non-Bloggers Understood About Blogging
Now that I’ve been blogging for over three years, I’ve noticed some recurrent assumptions that are made about the profession. Here are a few things to know about what it’s like being a blogger!
Gift Ideas for Travelers
Are you looking for gift ideas for the frequent travelers in your life? I’ve put together a list of gifts that aim to make travel more comfortable, convenient, and enjoyable. These are practical gifts that will actually be used and would make a great present for a birthday or the holidays!
The Carte Vitale: Scams to Avoid & FAQs
As expats living in France, we are far more susceptible to potential phishing scams, all the more so when we are desperate to finally have that elusive carte vitale we’ve heard so much about! Watch out for these common carte vitale scams and read the answers to these FAQs carefully so that you can determine the legitimacy of texts, emails, and phone calls you may receive from the French health insurance program (Assurance Maladie).
Saint-Malo in One Day
Pirates, guard dogs, and tidal islands—oh my! If you’re looking to spend an adventurous day in Saint-Malo, France, there is certainly plenty for you to discover. Here’s your guide on what to do and see over the course of one day in Saint-Malo.
International Driving Permit for French Driver’s License
Since I am no longer a US resident, I no longer hold an American driver’s license. This made me wonder… what will I do when I return to the United States to visit family and friends and I need to drive a car? Can I drive and/or rent a car in the USA with my French driver’s license? The short answer… yes! For all the details and requirements, including how to request an International Driver’s Permit to accompany your French license, read on!
Brittany Food Guide: What to Eat & Drink in Bretagne
Located in the northwest of France, la Bretagne, as we say in French, is sure to delight you with its varied regional cuisine. Here are some of the must-try food and drink specialties of Brittany for you to discover on your trip!
10 Things You’ll Only Understand if You’ve Lived Abroad
Living abroad is an incredible opportunity and I feel very fortunate to have been able to make it my reality. There are certain aspects of life abroad that you can only truly understand if you’ve lived abroad yourself. If you’ve ever moved away from your home country to experience a life abroad, you will certainly be able to identify with many of the realizations and truths on this list.
Changing Your Last Name After Marriage in France
You just got married in France and you want to start using your spouse’s last name in your daily life and on all your paperwork. Good news—The name change process is simple! Read on to find out how you can indicate your surname preference after marriage in France.