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Paris' Best Parks and Gardens to Visit on Your Next Trip Paris may seem like a concrete jungle, but there are many more green spaces than the city reveals at first glance. Did you know that it has over 500 green spaces for you to stroll through and

Paris in August   Back in August of 2013, I stepped off of a plane in Paris and soon discovered the strange phenomenon that is Paris in August. Anywhere from mid-July to the end of August, Parisians are more or less taking time off to enjoy les vacances d’été (or summer

5 Tips to Plan Your Next Trip the Smart Way! As a traveler for over the last decade and having visited 18 countries and lived in three, I can say with confident assurance that when it comes to traveling, planning is the key to a successful trip. I've no

Part 1 Paris Expat Series: Americans in Paris     What does it mean to be an American in Paris? To understand what it means to be an American in Paris, we should explore two things 1) the definition of what an expatriate (or expat for short) is exactly and 2) the motivation behind why

As Coronavirus spreads, should you travel to Europe this year? If you're asking yourself this question, consider all the factors of your trip before making plans, changes or cancellations. I want to share some insight on how the Coronavirus affects travel to Europe and 7 ways to be

(that you won’t find in a tour guide*) For the best things to do in Paris for a unique summer getaway**, let me inspire you with this list of 8 exceptional experiences you won’t find in any tour guides. You’ve visited the Louvre, Montmartre, and the Eiffel Tower and

So you’ve booked your flight, congrats! You’re one step closer to Par-ee and now you’re doing your research on where to stay in the city. The hotel/apartment search can be daunting considering the myriad of options you have out there. Here are my recommended areas to assist

The 20 arrondissements of Paris in a nutshell Here are the 20 arrondissements in a quick digest of Paris. Consider it your digital wine tasting of each area of the city to whet your pallet for your next trip. Every Parisian neighborhood is one of a kind. Each

    Do you dream of Paris?  The City of Love, the country of baguettes, wine and cheese. You know that scene in that famous black and white film where the two lovers are enjoying a candlelit dinner on a balcony overlooking the Eiffel Tower sparkling. They continue the night

  Photo Credit: Priscilla Chai PARIS 101: Landmarks & Monuments As an expat living in France, over the years I have been asked time and time again what to do in Paris, where to eat, what to see and visit