• Best Delicious Butternut Squash Soup
    Food

    Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

    I highly recommend 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 to…

    November 27, 2016
  • Thanksgiving Recipe Turkey Gravy Pumpkin Paris
    Food

    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
  • Immigrants outside the prefecture - racism and the far right in France
    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
  • How to Prepare a Thanksgiving Abroad in Paris
    Food

    Preparing a Thanksgiving in Paris

    Thanksgiving in Paris is just a normal Thursday day at work. Having never had to construct my own holidays or traditions before in my adult life, I wasn’t prepared for Thanksgiving last year, and…

    November 6, 2016
  • Voting abroad absentee ballot expat
    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
    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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    Life Abroad

    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
  • Driving in France - www.BonjourAdventure.com
    Life Abroad

    On Running, and French Drivers Licenses

    I started running the moment I got off the bus. There was no way I could make it on time and the email reminder specifically stated that appointments could be cancelled due to lateness.…

    July 3, 2016
  • Is Paris Safe attacks safety
    Travel Tips

    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
  • The terrace cafe at the Mosquee de Paris
    Travel Tips

    Tea at the Mosquée de Paris

    I had seen the impressive white building with green tiled roofs from the outside, but never guessed I would ever go inside, mostly because as a non-muslim, I didn’t see any way I would…

    June 23, 2016
  • Minor Miracles for Expats in Paris - Bonjour Adventure
    Life Abroad

    Minor Miracles in Moving Abroad

    Wow! I just bought eye makeup remover without completely stressing out or taking a million hours to decide what to buy. And this was a minor miracle in the life of this expat. I…

    June 13, 2016
  • How to / Survival Guide for the Paris transportation strike
    Travel Tips

    How to Travel in Paris during the Strikes

    Travelers: Labor strikes are in full swing in France and your train has been cancelled. Welcome to Paris! You want to survive your trip to Paris during a transportation strike AND stay on budget?…

    June 1, 2016
  • Paris-Spring-2016-Cherry-Blossoms
    Life Abroad

    April in Paris: Photo Essay

    So, I thought I’d share with you some of my favorite photos from April. I’ve wanted to share more photos with you on the blog, but I hadn’t really figured out in what context…

    May 6, 2016