Colmar: France’s Fairytale City

Colmar: France’s Fairytale City

Colmar- the little Alsatian town that truly made me feel like I had stumbled into a storybook. Or maybe a film set. Because where else can you find princess turrets, rainbow-colored half-timber houses and romantic canals all in a few square miles? Besides Disneyland,...
Adventures in Foie Gras Land

Adventures in Foie Gras Land

So during our whirlwind road-trip down the French Atlantic Coast to La Rochelle, Île de Ré and Biarritz, we decided to take a vacation inside of a vacation in Foie Gras Land, more commonly known as the Dordogne. The Dordogne is one of the many gastronomic heartlands...
Saturday Snapshot 32 & 33

Saturday Snapshot 32 & 33

So the past few weeks in France have been great, as you may have discerned from posts such as this one. As cliché as it may be, the spring in Paris is just as great as they say. Hopefully in the future you guys will be seeing better photography from me as I just...
Life as a Paris Expat

Life as a Paris Expat

When Charles Dickens wrote the line, “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times,” he must have been living abroad. In fact, there's a strong chance he was working in Paris as an au pair. Over the past year I've learned that expat life certainly...
The Real Cost of a European Road Trip

The Real Cost of a European Road Trip

As much as I adore traveling by train in Europe, there's nothing like having the flexibility of a car when you're exploring a new region. So when my mom and sister flew over to Europe to visit me, we decided to renting a car was the only logical option for our...
Tarte Flambée: a Recipe for Alsatian Pizza

Tarte Flambée: a Recipe for Alsatian Pizza

After my recent visit to Alsace, where I consumed a near criminal amount of tarte flambée, I thought it was high time I learn to make the dish myself. Tarte flambée is a traditional Alsatian dish is kind of similar to pizza. (Just don't tell the Alsatians that!) For a...
New Years’ Resolution Update

New Years’ Resolution Update

Considering I'm a bit short on photos this week, I thought I would recap y'all on those lofty resolutions I made back in January. Almost six months later, I'm happy to report that I'm doing surprisingly well. Resolution #1: Learn Fluent French When I arrived in France...
Surf’s Up in San Sebastián

Surf’s Up in San Sebastián

Besides buying millions of macarons, my 13-year old sister had one other wish for our French-Spanish vacation- she wanted to go surfing. And she wanted me to come with her. To that, I responded, “Are you crazy, it's April! The water's going to be...