I Moved Abroad For Love. Here’s What I Want You to Know.

I Moved Abroad For Love. Here’s What I Want You to Know.

Hey readers, I've been wanting to write about this for a long, long time but it's a big topic and a personal one, too. As a fiercely independent and travel-obsessed woman, the thought of 'relying' on a man to influence my future plans scared me, a lot. At twenty-three, I had no concrete life plan, [...]

Life as of Late: Sponsored Travel, MBA Partner Life, and French Living

Life as of Late: Sponsored Travel, MBA Partner Life, and French Living

Hey readers, I have so much I want to share with you. Right now I'm sitting with my bare toes sunk into in our fleshly cut lawn.  The sun is out in full force and I'm looking out into our garden that has since started to feel more and more like home. This small French [...]

Expat Life: 15 Truths About Living Abroad Long-Term

Expat Life: 15 Truths About Living Abroad Long-Term

Hey readers. I want to get personal with you for a few minutes. Care to join? I always knew I wanted to live abroad, plain and simple. I had no idea how expat life would play out or what it would require of me, but I longed for it. Oddly enough, as a kid, I [...]

7 Things I’ve Learned About Loving a Belgian

7 Things I’ve Learned About Loving a Belgian

Hey readers! I want to talk about love and transnational relationships. What do I know? Well, I’ve been with a Belgian for eight years, married for four. After years of navigating our cultural differences, I've come to some general conclusions. Although these are my personal observations, my other foreign friends who also happen to love [...]

15 Things I Would Tell My 23 Year Old Self Before Moving Abroad

15 Things I Would Tell My 23 Year Old Self Before Moving Abroad

The longer I live abroad the more I realize everything makes more sense with a bit of distance and time. When I boarded my flight to France in 2011, I was so ready to take on whatever was coming my way although I really didn't have a clue as to what I was doing. With [...]

7 Years of Gorgeous Globe and What’s Coming This Year

7 Years of Gorgeous Globe and What’s Coming This Year

I've had a blog since before I could drive. Why does anyone blog? For me, the answer is the same today as it was then. I blog to share the world I'm living in in the hopes that someone, somewhere can relate. ------ When I was fourteen, we finally got internet on our family computer. I [...]

One Month Later: Our New Life in France

One Month Later: Our New Life in France

It's amazing what a difference one month can make! Not too long ago we were scrambling to pack up our lives up into boxes and bags. We were saying goodbye to two years in Belgium and wondering what France and the INSEAD experience would actually be like. Today we're nestled into cottage living in Samoreau [...]

My Experience Living in Belgium and Why We Moved to France

My Experience Living in Belgium and Why We Moved to France

Hey readers! I'm writing this post from Fontainebleau. After two and a half years of living in Belgium, we've made a four-hour shift to la douce France. I'm pinching myself realizing that we've come full circle; Laurens and I are back where we met exactly seven years ago. Here's our first semi-selfie as proof 😉 Paris [...]

Giving Thanks: Friendsgiving Edition

Giving Thanks: Friendsgiving Edition

Thanksgiving to an American can mean several things. It can mean delicious traditions, travel, family reunions....Mostly, it means happy, satiated bellies with your closest family. Growing up, my family was always better at Thanksgiving than Christmas. Maybe it was our shared love of food and talking for hours that seemed to jell better with the holiday. [...]