Like most things in Paris, accommodation is outlandishly expensive. And this spring, when my mom and sister booked their tickets to come visit me in France, I immediately panicked- where was I going to lodge them for four days? As I have worked here for the last six months as well as the last three summers, I have always stayed with host families and therefore was basically clueless on how to find an acceptable hotel.
After an absurd amount of time on my Macbook, I finally found a hotel that would suit us both comfort and budget-wise… but now I know better than anyone that finding accommodation in Paris is a daunting task.Read More
So two weeks ago a long-awaited dream came true- my mom and sister came to visit me in Paris!
While my mother has been to Europe several times before, it was my 13-year old sister’s first time on the continent so I was particularly excited to give her a taste of life in Paris. And by taste, I literally meant taste. This is Paris we’re talking about after all.Read More
So one unremarkable night in January, something happened that so many had told me I would never see:
It snowed in Paris.Read More
During the month of January you will see lots of crown-sporting cakes called galette des rois in the boulangerie windows in France.
And the reason behind all these blue-blooded cakes? Because for the epiphany, January 6, the French eat king cake to honor the kings who came bearing gifts for Jesus 12 days after his birth.Read More
Though Zoe and I had already visited Disneyland Studios, we had still missed the best part of Disneyland Paris – Disneyland Park.
Disneyland Park, the larger of the two parks, is essentially divided into five sections: Main Street U.S.A., Adventureland, Fantasyland, Frontierland and Discoveryland.Read More
When my employers offered to let me take Zoe, their youngest daughter, to Eurodisney for the day, I jumped at the chance. Because… Disneyland!
I, like most small Midwestern children, visited Disneyworld in the 90′s and had the time of my life. My little brother and I carried around little blue books soliciting signatures from Disney characters, and my mom slathered sunscreen all over our sun-deprived, Midwestern skin to protect us from the searing Floridian sun.Read More
Breizh Café – the Parisian café revered for having best Breton crepes this side of Rennes. I had heard about this place for ages from the likes of trusted Paris food bloggers such as David Lebovitz. But the best crêpe in Paris? Let’s find out.Read More
Hey everyone, happy Saturday! This Saturday Snapshot is actually on time, can you believe it?
So this week I endured a travel blogger’s most-feared nightmare; my computer crashed and the hard drive has been wiped clean. So my upcoming editorial calendar has been ravaged because I lost all the photos I had taken for them. While I had backed up a lot of my photos, almost all the pictures I’ve taken in France so far are gone, as well as almost all of my documents.Read More