The Best Summertime Activities in Paris

The Best Summertime Activities in Paris

Despite the utter lack of air-conditioning, Paris is a wonderful city in the summer. From the white-sand beaches on the Seine to the irresistible summer sales, there's always something to pique your interest in the sunnier months. So without further ado, here are some...
Happy 23rd Birthday to Me!

Happy 23rd Birthday to Me!

Hey everyone! Today is my 23rd birthday. Isn't that exciting? The 22nd year of my life took me to so many places: I moved to France on a whim, stayed at a 200-year old French apple farm, visited my lovely cousin in Istanbul, drank lots of frothy brews in Germany...
15 Things I Learned About Wine After a Year in France

15 Things I Learned About Wine After a Year in France

Like any Frenchman worth his sel, my French host dad loves wine. On any given night we might be uncorking a 1997 Côtes du Rhône or pulling an award-winning Rioja out of the cave à vin. And as someone who once felt that yellow tail was a splurge, I'm not sure I deserve...