The 5 best things I ate in France: April 2012

France in April

Osso buco, a pig-shaped dessert, and other culinary surprises this month as “The 5 Best Things I Ate” comes to you from Paris and the French Riviera.

Two Days in…Dublin

Entrance to St Stephen's Green

There’s more to Dublin than Temple Bar. Here’s what to See, Do, and Eat if you have only two days in the Irish capital.

8 reasons to visit the Guinness Storehouse

Guinness Storehouse Cooperage

The Guinness Storehouse is about much more than brewing stout. Here’s 8 reasons to visit, from the engaging exhibits to the GORGEOUS views over Dublin.

I Love My Neighborhood: L’Eixample, Barcelona

Barcelona Block of Discord Gaudi houses

In the latest edition of ILMN, Jessica from California shows us around her Gaudi-tastic neighborhood in central Barcelona.

Photo Essay: The Buskers of Galway

Buskers of Galway

It’s impossible to visit Galway without encountering a single street musician. A photo essay of the buskers I encountered in just one afternoon: including the amateurs, the professionals, and the children.

One Day in…Galway

Quay Street

It may not have the popularity of Dublin or the kissed-by-millions stones of Cork, but if you’re planning on traveling through Ireland, Galway is definitely worth a stop — if even for just one day.

100 days.

'Like' pin

I don’t write often (or really at all) about my journey towards my dream career of working in international sports media — particularly, with a certain quadrennial event. This is for both personal and professional reasons; but I couldn’t let the 100 days mark go by without a mention.

I Love My Neighborhood: Schoelcher’s Terreville (Martinique)

Joelle-beer and beach

In today’s guest post, see what it’s like to live in paradise with Joelle, a Canadian expat on the island of Martinique — a French département in the eastern Caribbean.

Lessons from an Irish wedding

Irish Wedding

Takeaways from an Irish wedding — including lessons on hats, mass, and why you should check the sports calendar before setting a wedding date.

The Georgian Doors of Dublin

Georgian Doors of Dublin

A brief history and photo essay of the Georgian Doors — vibrant and significant displays of architecture in Dublin.

I Love My Neighborhood: Handan’s Guang Sha Xiao Qu

Kelly-Inside Zone

In the latest “I Love My Neighborhood,” see what there is to love about life in small-town China with Kelly, a Canadian who has been living in Handan since 2009.

Celebrating Easter, International-Expat Style

Easter table

A new experience: spending a holiday abroad with non-Americans. How a group of international girlfriends and I turned Easter lunch into a cultural, international (and even somewhat French) affair.

Number 31: The Coziest B&B in Dublin


A photo essay of my first experience with a bed and breakfast. It blew every expectation I’d ever had for a B&B out of the water, and then some.

I Love My Neighborhood: Utrecht’s Leidsche Rijn and The Museumkwartier


In the latest “I Love My Neighborhood”, discover the beauty of a canal town with Kaitlin, an American living in Utretcht, The Netherlands.