Watch out! Unusual tourist scams to avoid in Paris

Whenever I go to Montmartre, I always keep my hands firmly in my pockets and out of sight.  Why? Because I know if I don’t, a tout will inevitably approach me and try to tie a piece of string around my fingers or wrist. It’s a common trick at Parisian landmarks, the Bracelet Scam. You […]

Expat Entrepreneurs: Lauren from Devour Spain

In this series, I feature expats who started their own business abroad. From food to fashion, art to tourism — these women had the guts and confidence to pursue their passions and turn it into something bigger. Check out previous interviews here. For the past three years, this series has been devoted to expats who set […]

Expat Entrepreneurs: Kasia from Kasia Dietz Handbags

In this series, I feature expats who started their own business abroad. From food to fashion, art to tourism — these women had the guts and confidence to pursue their passions and turn it into something bigger. Check out previous interviews here. Today’s interview comes from Kasia Dietz, one of the very first people I met […]

Expat Entrepreneurs: Jenny from L’Amour (or Less…)

In this series, I feature expats who started their own business abroad. From food to fashion, art to tourism — these women had the guts and confidence to pursue their passions and turn it into something bigger. Check out previous interviews here. My latest interview is with Jenny, an actress and screenwriter from New York. Last year […]

How to plan a wedding abroad: Advice from expats and travel bloggers (Part II)

Thinking about a destination wedding? Marrying someone from a different country? Don’t know where to start planning? Don’t worry — this international group of expats and travel bloggers have got your questions covered. How to plan a wedding abroad: Part I can be found here. 7. How have you dealt with well-intentioned people who want […]

How to plan a wedding abroad: Advice from expats and travel bloggers

(Warning: This is a long post.)  Happy Valentine’s Day! Seeing as my fiancé lives 6000 miles away, I don’t have much planned for today besides my usual Thursday night after-work drinks. So instead, to celebrate, I’ve asked travel bloggers and expats to dish out advice on planning a wedding abroad, or marrying someone from another […]

Expat Entrepreneurs: Daisy from THATLou

In this series, I feature expats who started their own business abroad. From food to fashion, art to tourism — these women had the guts and confidence to pursue their passions and turn it into something bigger. Check out previous interviews here. Today I’m featuring Daisy de Plume, who long-time readers may recognize as I mention her […]

Expat Entrepreneurs: Kristin from Kristin Duncombe Therapy

In this series, I feature expats who started their own business abroad. From food to fashion, art to tourism — these women had the guts and confidence to pursue their passions and turn it into something bigger. Check out previous interviews here. I’ve loved featuring artsy creative types so far, but I was interested to hear about […]

Expat Entrepreneurs: Kim from Parisian Events

In this series, I feature expats who started their own business abroad. From food to fashion, art to tourism — these women had the guts and confidence to pursue their passions and turn it into something bigger. Check out previous interviews here. Today I’m featuring Kim Petyt, founder of parisian events. As someone currently attempting to plan a […]

Expat Entrepreneurs: Cat from Sugar Daze

In this series, I feature expats who started their own business abroad. From food to fashion, art to tourism — these women had the guts and confidence to pursue their passions and turn it into something bigger. Check out previous interviews here. Today’s interview comes from Cat, founder of Sugar Daze. Since 2008 this New Yorker has been […]

Expat Entrepreneurs: Lindsey from Pictours Paris

In this series, I feature expats who started their own business abroad. From food to fashion to tour companies, these women had the guts and confidence to pursue their passions and turn it into something bigger. Check out previous interviews here. Today I’m featuring Lindsey from Pictours Paris. Lindsey was a friend I met through Kristen, and if […]

Expat Entrepreneurs: Kristen from The Kale Project

When I moved to Paris, I quickly noticed a pattern: All my expat friends had started their own businesses.  From food to fashion to tour companies, these women had all taken a passion and turned it into something bigger. I was in awe of these women. Partly because I knew very few expats who were entrepreneurs when […]