"Paris is always a good idea," declared Audrey Hepburn. I thought that moving to Paris was a great idea until we were living in Paris. If you're coming here because you love Paris, you will probably love Paris (most of the time). If you're not a Francophile or you love to judge strangers, you will want to read this 3k long rant on why we don't like living in Paris as expats and why we're leaving France. This is my opinion about being an expat in Paris and based on MY experiences living in Paris, so please read it before judging me. I've included lots of pretty photos of Paris to compensate for being such a negative Nancy because Paris sucks (at least for me).
If you’re planning a road trip around Iceland in winter, consider adding Lake Mývatn, Iceland to your bucket list. If you’re looking for affordable hot springs with a view or one of the game of thrones filming locations (hint: it's near Lake Myvatn), Myvatn may surprise you. Keep reading for things to eat in Lake Myvatn and things to do in Lake Myvatn in winter!
In a sea of blogs about Paris, Kate from MoreNativeThanTheNatives, a Parisian resident, is here to give you an insider's guide to Paris off the beaten path and Paris on a budget. She's crafted a plan for 24 hours in Paris with alternative things to do in Paris and some best kept secrets. Keep reading for this off the beaten path Paris on a budget guide with a map!
Durbuy, Belgium is a beautiful Belgian city in the province of Luxemburg in Wallonia (the southern part of Belgium). Before seeing a photo of Durbuy online, I had never heard of this picture perfect Belgian city, however, when I took a road trip through Belgium, we high-tailed it to Durbuy to ensure that we had time to explore this beautiful Belgian town. Keep reading for the best things to do in Durbuy, Belgium, one of the most beautiful places in Belgium!
I give horrible gifts to my friends as does my husband. Luckily for you, we're not your friends and we love to give each other troll gifts, which involves a lot of research into the worst presents to give someone. However, we both love travel and we've found travel inspired gifts that are funny terrible for friends as well as downright horrifying gifts for your enemies. Brace for terrible reactions and messing up your Amazon recommendations forever because we've found out the worst Christmas gifts ever for anyone who loves to travel.
Planning to visit Cologne Germany in winter to see the famous Cologne Christmas markets? Tips for visiting the Cologne Christmas markets, what to do in Cologne, and where the Cologne Christmas markets are!
In 2017, Cologne will have its annual Christmas market from November 27th to December 23rd. If you're lucky enough to visit Cologne in winter (just in time), be sure to spend at least a day (if not three days) browsing the famous Christmas markets in Cologne. Keep reading for tips for experiencing the German Christmas markets and things to do in Cologne in December!
If you’re looking for the best souvenirs to buy in the Netherlands, we got you covered. Finding the perfect gift in the Netherlands is tough. In case you’re wondering, Holland is a specific part of the Netherlands (the area around Amsterdam is Noord Holland). Both Jacob and I have visited the Netherlands as tourists as well as lived in the Netherlands. Since we’re focusing on Amsterdam, technically, looking for souvenirs from Holland is technically correct. Keep reading for our favorite gift ideas from the Netherlands.
If you’re considering moving abroad with your cat, you have a lot of work cut out for you. Moving from the United States to Europe (Netherlands to Belgium to Romania to France) with my cat has been interesting to say the least. If you want to bring your cat with you when you move abroad, there are some important things to consider. That said, if you’re not moving abroad, but only traveling abroad with your cat, there will be some helpful cat travel tips here.
I absolutely love my cat, who was adopted from a shelter in the United States for $5 if you can believe it. Moving abroad with my cat was not easy, but it’s been rewarding to have her with me most steps along the way. Keep reading for my tips about traveling overseas with your cat.
Bako National Park is a Malaysian national park close to Kuching on the island of Borneo. It is considered to be one of the best Malaysian national parks. Most people take a day trip to Bako National Park from Kuching, but if you don't, you'll miss on the best parts: the animals. Keep reading for my mistakes and what to know before an overnight stay at Bako National Park in this Bako National Park review.
Both my husband and I have irritable bowel syndrome (perfect right?). Traveling with IBS isn't always easy, but I don't let it stop me from seeing the world. Traveling with irritable bowel syndrome requires some extra trip planning, but it's worth it. Don't let dealing with IBS stop you from visiting your dream destination. Keep reading for our tips for traveling with IBS.
Karen and Jacob. American expats and cat lovers from New York City and Kentucky who lived in Amsterdam.... Now in Paris with moving back to the Netherlands this month.
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