What It’s Really Like Being An Au Pair

Hello hello and apologies for my 3 month hiatus! A lot has happened and I am very behind, but I am excited to get back into things! I get lots of messages from girls who found my blog and want to talk to me about the au pair experience, which is what inspired today’s blog post. Most of the girls who reach out have similar questions: how do you live on the small wage? Do you find you have time to travel? What are the hard parts no one talks about? Do you think I should do it? I love […]

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How to Make Flying Suck Less

I love traveling. Venturing to a new part of the world, getting lost in a different culture, being able to explore places foreign to me? Heck yes. But the actual traveling part of travel can be brutal. As someone who flies a lot (and someone who researches even more) I have come up with my own ritual that makes flying significantly more enjoyable. Here are my fail-proof steps: Only travel with a carry-on As long as your trip is under 6-7 days, you can almost always get away with fitting everything into a carry-on. Not only will this save you the hassle […]

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How to become an Au Pair, Part 1: Find A Family

Part 1: Find a family Have you ever dreamt of living in a foreign country? Are you itching to do something exciting before you head off to university? Are you sick of your corporate job and want to take on a new adventure? Do you love kids? If you answered yes to any of the above, you might consider becoming an au pair. au pair  /əʊ ˈpɛː/noun  A young adult aged 18-30 who travels to a foreign country to live with host family and help with childcare in exchange for room, board, and pocket money.  Moving to France was a […]

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5 Tourist Scams to Avoid in Paris

Being a stranger in a foreign country is one of the most vulnerable positions you can put yourself in. And because of this, the top travel destinations in the world are always accompanied by people looking to take advantage of tourists. Paris is a traveler’s dream, which also makes it the perfect hunting grounds for scammers. But don’t let this deter you! I will explain what they are and how to avoid them. These are the most common tourist traps in Paris and how to avoid them. Flowers for the pretty lady? HOW IT WORKS Most commonly this scam takes […]

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How to Travel When You’re Poor

How do you afford to travel so much? Boy do I get asked this a lot! The answer is simple: you can afford anything if you decide you want to. Even if you’re super duper poor. Really, really! Poor is basically my natural state so I’ve become somewhat of an expert at traveling while broke. In the last year and a half I’ve gone on 9 trips and visited 5 countries, all without breaking the bank. Read on to learn how you can travel on a tight budget. You have more money than you think …you just spend it on […]

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Amsterdam

What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done? I never know how to answer that because although I like to think of myself as a pretty spontaneous soul, nothing I’ve done stands out as being overly crazy. But if I had to pick something, my craziest thing would involve Amsterdam. And not in the way I bet you think. 😉 Travel Roulette Once I was bit by the travel bug I kinda couldn’t stop booking trips. Especially last-minute cheap trips, those were my favorite. One day at work last September I was having one of those really bad day where everything […]

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