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    A Wedding Proposal in Paris

    An engagement 18 years in the making! During my first trip to Paris when I was 15 years old, the tour guide had us stand on the zero milestone in Paris, called Point Zero,…

    January 25, 2017
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    2017: Big Year Ahead!

    In spite of failing to achieve my 2016 resolution and then reading this article about not setting too many resolutions, I have SIX resolutions for 2017. Yes, that’s a bit much. Yes, I think…

    January 17, 2017
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    2016: A Look at a Failed Resolution

    I’m not much for setting New Year’s resolutions, because most of them get set aside by February or March for other priorities that come along. However, at the beginning of 2016, I read an…

    January 8, 2017
  • New Year's Differences between the US and France. | www.BonjourAdventure.com
    France 101

    France’s Special New Year’s Traditions

    Now that I’m married to my charming Frenchman, I’ve been exposed to a whole new way to celebrate the end of the year. Sending Holiday cards In my family we always sent Christmas cards…

    December 28, 2016
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    Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

    My husband raves about this butternut squash soup. It has more ingredients than a typical butternut squash soup recipe, but I had such great reviews, I think they are all worth adding! Click here…

    November 27, 2016
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    Thanksgiving Recipes

    This Thanksgiving my husband and I will be hosting 7 guests in our tiny 350 square foot (33m2) apartment. We’ll have everyone over on Saturday, since Thursday isn’t a national holiday in France. I…

    November 20, 2016
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    France 101

    France 101: Racism and France’s Donald Trump

    So, you’re thinking of studying or living in France? Welcome to the land of delicious food, gorgeous architecture, beautiful people, fabulous fashion, and a lifestyle full of vacations to Mediterranean beaches and the snowy…

    November 16, 2016
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    Blog Life Abroad

    Voting Abroad

    The French are surprised to learn I voted by mail. They have two options for voting while abroad: going to the local French embassy in the country where you are staying or naming another…

    November 2, 2016
  • On Coming Home & Moving to Paris: An American Expat in France
    Blog Life Abroad

    Welcome Home to the Everlasting Goodbye

      Returning home to the US means passing through Customs, and trying to avoid saying just how many chocolates I have packed as gifts in my suitcase. Sometimes it’s the longest line that hasn’t…

    August 16, 2016
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    On Love: One Step Forward, Two steps back

    It’s official! Today, I’ve lived in Paris for one year. I’m celebrating with a glass of Prosecco, and writing this article. Quite honestly this has been one super tough year. I hesitate to jump into…

    July 10, 2016
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    Is Paris Safe?

    So many things come to mind when I think about this question, but everything leads me to feel safe and say YES! There’s a lot to think about that brought me to that statement. I…

    June 30, 2016