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For foreigners, Francophiles, friends & curious travellers

Interested in life with a French twist and world travel.


Hello, I'm Annie- born in Thailand, raised in 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.  

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

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99 Useful Things Nobody Tells You About Moving To France But should know
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A Quirky French Town To Visit On Valentine's Day
Although Valentine's Day is nowhere near as commercialized in France as it is in the US, Canada and Japan, it[...]
Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday) And The Carnival Season In France
You've heard of Mardi-Gras and Carnival but do you know what it is or how it's celebrated? Here's a look[...]
Deliciously Simple French Crepe Recipe: Let Them Eat Crepe
You don’t have to wait to go to Paris to try true French crepes. Here is an authentic crepe recipe[...]
Holy Crepe! It’s Crepe Day In France (Chandeleur)-The French Groundhog day
While the US and Canada are waiting for the groundhog to poke its cute little head out of its hole[...]
10 Common Travel Packing Mistakes And How To Avoid Them
I'm no genius packer. I've made my fair share of mistakes but through those mistakes, I've learned a thing or[...]