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

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

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When Is Mother’s Day In France And Around The World?
What day is mother's day? Is it on the second Sunday or last Sunday of May? Are you sure Mother’s Day is[...]
Pentecost Day In France: What Is it And What Can You Expect?
Pentecost Monday is one of several public holidays in France that occurs in the month of May. Here's a brief[...]
5 Extremely Versatile Mix And Match Travel Clothing Items Women Should Always Pack
Very few people enjoy packing.  It can be challenging to fit everything you need for a two-week vacation into just[...]
What Is Victory In Europe Day And How Is It Celebrated In France?
You may not have heard of Victory in Europe day, aka VE day or simply V day, but it's an important[...]
11 Things You Absolutely Need To Know About Driving In France
Driving in France is pretty straightforward, however, there are a few things that can be a little confusing to newcomers.[...]
6 Reasons Why May Is The Worst Month To Visit France
Springtime is a wonderful time of year in France, however, as a tourist or newly arrived expat, you need to[...]