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Hello, I'm Annie- born in Thailand, raised and educated between California and Montreal. My husband Blake and I took a chance, ditched our California lives and moved to Europe (France) with our three kids back in 2011 and never left.  

Blake and Annie photo at the beach in the South of France

7 years living in France and counting

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American Thanksgiving Traditions French People Might Find Weird Or Surprising
From traditional Thanksgiving dishes to table manners and customs, here is what a French person might find strange, unexpected or[...]
A Tour Of The Best French Casinos In France And Monaco
Think of France, and you think of the Eiffel Tower and vineyards, Loire Valley chateaus and brie cheese. While these[...]
8 Delicious Vegan French Cheese Recipes You Can Make At Home
Hey French cheese lovers, whether you’re trying to go vegan, you're lactose intolerant or you just want to try a[...]
Top Shopping Destinations In London That Are Also Tourist Attractions
Whether you want to flex your credit card or just do a little window shopping, London is a shopper's paradise.[...]
The 18 Best Main Shopping Streets In France For Shopaholics
If you love to shop and are planning a trip to France or you're just curious, here are France's main[...]
Taking the 747 Express Bus: How To Get To Downtown Montreal From the Airport
Here’s what you need to know about taking the 747 express shuttle bus from the Montréal–Trudeau airport to downtown Montreal.[...]