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16 Things They Don’t Teach You in French Class

From verb tenses to conjugations, sentence structure to grammar, there’s a lot a classroom can teach you about a foreign language.  My 13-year-old decision to take French instead of Spanish (because I didn’t want to be just like my older siblings) really was made on a whim, but it was in that classroom, G27, that… Continue reading 16 Things They Don’t Teach You in French Class

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30+ Things to Do in Toulouse, France

Located in the south of France, the city of Toulouse offers both the conveniences of a big city and a small town feel.  I lived in La Ville Rose, or the Pink City, for a summer and compiled a list of 30+ things to do from eats to sweets, activities to attractions (including the best… Continue reading 30+ Things to Do in Toulouse, France

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Quiz: What Should I Wear on my Next Flight?

Jetsetting is no simple process.  You've scoured the Internet for the best deal, made several trips to Target for last-minute purchases and spent hours packing.  And now you have to decide what to wear for the journey.  What makes most sense?  What's most practical?  I'm no supermodel, but I don't want to look like a… Continue reading Quiz: What Should I Wear on my Next Flight?

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Round Trip Roundup: AUGUST

Does your life ever feel like a blur?  Because that's exactly what this past month of August was.  I had some incredible experiences this summer in France like staying in a castle for a long weekend.  But there's no place like home, and I spent some time recovering from my summer adventures.  Here are my… Continue reading Round Trip Roundup: AUGUST

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9 Things I Learned From My Summer Abroad

Nutella, chocolate macaroons and café au lait.  I tasted 'em all during my summer in Toulouse, France.  But beyond the good eats and stunning sights, I took in many lessons from this time abroad, ones I'll hold close to my heart for years to come.  Here are nine things I learned from my summer abroad:… Continue reading 9 Things I Learned From My Summer Abroad

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The Dos and Don’ts of French Fashion + Giveaway

France may only be the size of Texas, but its culture and specifically its haute couture have enamored women worldwide.  We look to coveted designers from Chanel to Dior to help us achieve that je ne sais quoi.  But no matter the little black dress or strand of pearls, one piece cannot embody an entire… Continue reading The Dos and Don’ts of French Fashion + Giveaway

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Photo Diary: Portorož, Slovenia

Western Europe gets a lot of hype—as it should.  Western Europe is home to stunning places from big, bustling London, England to small, charming Najac, France.  But it's a big continent, and there's so much more that meets the eye than on social media.  I remember receiving an email, asking me if I'd like to… Continue reading Photo Diary: Portorož, Slovenia

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An Afternoon in Najac, France

“There goes the baker with his tray like always...” I could almost hear Belle singing as I walked through the castle town of Najac; I’m convinced Beauty and the Beast was inspired by this idyllic French village (although there is some debate).  Also one of the most beautiful villages in France, Najac is sure to… Continue reading An Afternoon in Najac, France

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Soul Searching on the Road: a Journey to the West Coast

With her teddy bear, her boyfriend and some photos, she left home and wouldn’t return for over five months.  After a difficult year of panic attacks and a loss of motivation, Guinevere Sheafer knew she needed to stop her college studies to prioritize her mental health. “While I met some influential people and learned quite… Continue reading Soul Searching on the Road: a Journey to the West Coast