Winter in Paris: Top Things to Do

Winter in Paris: Top Things to Do

Paris is a magical city to visit during any time of year. With iconic sites, amazing food, and incredible cultural offerings, there's so much to do in the City of Light. Winter can be a great time to travel to Paris because crowd levels are lower than in the summer, and you can often find [...]

Best Small Towns in France

Best Small Towns in France

As far as European countries go, France will always have my heart. When I was younger, I read all the Madeline books and dreamed of going to Paris. For my 16th birthday, my grandmother took me to the City of Lights, and three years later, I found myself living in Paris for 6 months. Now, [...]

3rd Arrondissement Paris: Guide to the Haut Marais

3rd Arrondissement Paris: Guide to the Haut Marais

3rd Arrondissement Paris: Guide to the Haut Marais Fabulous museums, a diverse food scene, and an old-school Parisian feel. The 3rd arrondissement of Paris has it all, and although it's not in every guidebook as a must-see, it's definitely worth a visit. This laid back quarter (also called the Haut Marais, or upper Marais), has [...]

5 Reasons to Visit Le Marais in Paris

5 Reasons to Visit Le Marais in Paris

Le Marais is a district in Paris located in the 3rd and 4th arrondissements. If you drew a triangle connecting Republique, Hotel de Ville, and Bastille, you would essentially create an outline for the borders of this neighborhood. There are countless reasons to check out this interesting district, but I'll outline a few reasons to [...]

Making the most of your semester abroad

Making the most of your semester abroad

Studying abroad was undoubtedly the best decision of my college career. There are so many options to consider when you're choosing a city to spend your semester in. If you have a lot of freedom in where you can study, you might find yourself choosing between Europe, South America, Asia, and Australia. I always knew [...]

Living Your Best Life in Paris

Living Your Best Life in Paris

I lived in Paris for about 6 months while studying abroad during my sophomore year of college. I returned home after my time abroad with French baking skills, a working knowledge of French wines and cheeses, a deeper appreciation of fine art, and pants that felt a little too tight after months of indulging in [...]

Avignon: The Most Underrated French City

Avignon: The Most Underrated French City

When traveling through France last year, my family and I visited a number of cities in the southern region of the country. After starting our trip in Paris, where I had been studying for the last 5 months, we took a train to Nice, where we stayed for several days. You can read all about my [...]