The 10 Things That Surprised Me Most About Iceland

The 10 Things That Surprised Me Most About Iceland

I had no idea of what to expect of Iceland. Thanks to Instagram, I knew of Iceland's wild, rugged beauty. But beyond that, I assumed Iceland would be like Scandinavia: cold, blond, and organized. Little did I know, Iceland is quirky, unique and unlike anywhere else...
Iceland via Instagram

Iceland via Instagram

Hey guys, I'm back from my five-day trip to Iceland! And before I bombard you with a deluge of posts, I wanted to share my Instagram photos.  In short, Iceland fascinated me. The people were kind, artistic, and quirky, and very proud of their Viking heritage....
How to Become an Au Pair in Spain

How to Become an Au Pair in Spain

Wondering how to au pair in Spain? Look no further. This step-by-step guide walks you through the visa process, host family selection and packing tips. As senior year of college was winding down, I frantically began to send out resumes and try to figure out what on...
How to Become an Au Pair in France

How to Become an Au Pair in France

One of the biggest reasons people visit my blog is to find out how to become an au pair in France. So today we are hearing from Marianne, an American au pair who is currently working in Brittany, France. Here she walks us through every single step of the au pair...
Back to Paris, My Home Away From Home

Back to Paris, My Home Away From Home

After my five-week Eurotrip across Italy, Switzerland, England, Wales and Spain, I knew there was one place in Europe I still had to drop by- Paris. As long-time readers know, I spent a year in Paris working as an au pair, drinking cider on the Seine and becoming...
A Long Weekend in Madrid: A Photo Essay

A Long Weekend in Madrid: A Photo Essay

Madrid was a weekend of small pleasures. Of leisurely waking up over coffee, of snapping photos in the rain, of eating every local specialty I could get my hands on. While I already wrote about my Madrid experience via Instagram, I wanted to share my SLR shots. I also...
Gorse and Goodbyes: A Week in Scotland

Gorse and Goodbyes: A Week in Scotland

I have wanted to write about the week I spent in Scotland for years now, but never knew where to start. Because Scotland was a lot of things. Scotland was a week of new love, saying goodbye to an old friend and discovering a beautiful, wild and wind-whipped country....