How to spend the BEST Christmas in Alsace (2023)

a girl smiling in front of a beautiful half-timbered yellow house covered in Christmas decorations in Alsace

Spending the most wonderful time of the year in Alsace is probably one of the best decisions you’ll ever make. Alsace at Christmas is absolutely magical and picture-perfect! You won’t find many other places in the world that feel like you’ve walked into a Christmas store in real life. The very first Christmas that I […]

Everything you need to know about the Carnaval de Québec (2024)

The castle of Quebec City - Chateau Frontenac

Picture this – it’s the middle of winter and you are standing in the snow holding frozen maple syrup stuck to a popsicle stick. You’re watching a row of men and women wearing red and black plaid tap dance with brooms to a Québecois folk song on the fiddle. This was my first experience walking […]

AMAZING spots to see the Christmas lights in London (2023)

As Christmas approaches, one of the easiest ways for me to get into the holiday spirit is to go hunting for Christmas lights. And London is THE place to find some of the most magical Christmas lights. The city is absolutely transformed around the holiday season. During the 2 years that I lived in London, […]

How to apply for a working holiday visa: France vs UK

Way back when I was still in school, I always wanted to live abroad. Once I was old enough to start making that dream a reality, I realized that the easiest way to do that is to apply for a Working Holiday Visa. I am currently on my second WHV living in France and the […]

How to spend a weekend in Vieux-Boucau-les-Bains

During a visit to Bordeaux a few summers back, a couple of French friends and I wanted to have a weekend trip together. They all suggested going to Vieux-Boucau-les-Bains, a place I had never heard of before. Roughly 2 hours away by car, they all agreed this would be the perfect spot for a weekend […]