The Making of a Full-Time Blogger

I set a goal for myself. I told Jordan that if I could make $1.00 on my blog in two months, I would like to be a full-time blogger. Jordan was understandably skeptical, but supportive. It's not like I was quitting a job to try this; I was already unemployed! The past two months were … Continue reading The Making of a Full-Time Blogger

Au Revoir, Summer in France

After a difficult few months in lockdown, Summer brought a nice reprieve from the rigid Coronavirus restrictions in France. Borders, restaurants, and hotels opened up and allowed us the opportunity to travel. We spent most of our Summer weekends in France exploring a new city or nearby town. We were lucky enough to travel within … Continue reading Au Revoir, Summer in France

Establishing French Residency: Part Two

We are officially French residents! The process of establishing our French residency took seven months, but we finally made it to the end. Read about our latest adventure with the France administration below. If you haven't read part one of our journey, check it out. We received temporary residency cards at our first prefecture appointment in … Continue reading Establishing French Residency: Part Two

Experience the Tour de France

Surprise post! To commemorate the last day of the Tour de France, I want to share how we experienced it for the first time. Stage 14 of the Tour de France came through Lyon last weekend. This stage started in Clermont-Ferrand and ended right in the heart of Lyon. The cyclists would travel 194 kilometers … Continue reading Experience the Tour de France

The Fjords of Western Norway

Today's blog will focus on the second half of our Norway trip through the fjords of western Norway. Warning: this is a long post. Make sure to get comfy before you read it! The second half of our Norway vacation started as we flew from Tromso to Oslo. We had planned nine days to explore … Continue reading The Fjords of Western Norway

The Mythical Moose of Norway and Other Creatures

When traveling in a new country, we are always hyper-aware of the road signs and rules. But we started to see the same signs over and over on our trip. Everywhere we looked, there were road signs warning drivers of animals potentially in the road. But these weren’t general awareness signs; they were highly specific. … Continue reading The Mythical Moose of Norway and Other Creatures

Expat Update: Living in France for Six Months

Jordan reminded me that yesterday was an important milestone on our expat journey. We have lived as American expats in France for six months. Can you believe it? Exactly a year ago, last August, we took a trip to Switzerland. On that trip, we visited Lyon for a day so Jordan could show me around. … Continue reading Expat Update: Living in France for Six Months

Traveling In a Pandemic

After an amazing 16 days, our trip to Norway has come to an end. We enjoyed trading our tank tops and shorts for cooler weather that required down jackets and gloves. In the past two weeks on our trip, we have experienced the following while traveling during a pandemic: fifteen different hotels, seven flights, six … Continue reading Traveling In a Pandemic

“Do You Want a Burger?”

If the Norwegians like one thing, it’s definitely a burger. In the first part of our trip, I unwillingly ate three burgers in as many days. In Svalbard, some of the menus were limited where you could choose from multiple types of burgers but not much else. We also had limited choices at the restaurants … Continue reading “Do You Want a Burger?”