• 2017 Resolutions to achieve success in health, business, finances and life! - BonjourAdventure.com
    Life Abroad

    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
  • New Years Resolutions: Setting a theme for the year | www.BonjourAdventure.com
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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
  • How to prepare Thanksgiving in Paris: Everything you need to know! www.BonjourAdventure.com
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    Our Thanksgiving in Paris

    We planned our Thanksgiving in Paris for Saturday afternoon, so I woke up earlier than usual to pick up the second turkey at the butcher shop. I’m all about saving time, so I was…

    December 23, 2016
  • Best Delicious Butternut Squash Soup
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    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
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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
  • 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
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    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
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    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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    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
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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
  • The terrace cafe at the Mosquee de Paris
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    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