FAQs

Do you get paid to write your reviews for this blog?  I will always clearly identify partnerships, sponsors, and paid posts.

Are your photos your own? Most images on this website are my own, but on occasion, I will use a stock photo.

How long have you been interested in French culture? Twenty years, or so, overall, but it became a longstanding interest after my study abroad over ten years ago.

Why should I travel abroad? As a person who was constantly terrified to leave her comfort zone, I believe there is something for everyone abroad.  Every nook in the world offers unique splendidness, and I couldn’t imagine my life without that experience.  I wish that for everyone.

Am I fluent in French? Not yet!  I think I’ll likely be a lifetime learner.

Is it true that the French don’t like Americans?  This misconception deeply saddens me.  No!  Of all the time I’ve spent living and vacationing in France, I have had nothing but positive experiences, many of which I will share periodically.

Is there anything about French culture you don’t like? Every culture has its quirks, right?  Nothing is perfect!  I don’t see a need to focus on the negative.

Why don’t you live in Paris if you love it so much?  I will someday!  Mon mari and I hope to retire there.  For now, I’m exactly where I need to be.

Could you plan my trip to Paris?  Being a parent, being a spouse, having a full-time career, and running a blog are all very demanding, and it would be impossible to honor every request to plan Paris trips.  Please do contact me, and I’d be happy to start you with some of my favorite resources!

What do you hope to accomplish with this blog?  Promoting and learning about different cultures is the simplest way to become a better person.   In doing so, we evolve and become more compassionate people.  I hope this blog will enlighten readers, expose them to new ideas, and encourage them abandon familiarity on occasion.