Destination: Beijing, China (Part 1)

Officially called the People's Republic of China (PRC), this country in East Asia is one of the world's powerhouses in politics, economics, and culture. It's home to the largest population in the world at just over 1.4 billion, as well as the third-largest country by landmass. We also owe tons of our modern technologies to … Continue reading Destination: Beijing, China (Part 1)

A Traveler Returning Home (Guest Post)

Wrote a guest post about my experiences repatriating to the US after living abroad in France. Head over for a read, and be sure to check out the rest of Nadia’s blog. Spread the love! ❤

forevernads abroad

June 28th, 2020

Leaving home to pursue a dream is a life changing experience and it’s no wonder we tend to get caught up in our journeys abroad. Rebecca Goes Rendezvous tells us how she dealt with the ups and downs of returning home to LA after four years in France.

The Joy and Struggles of Repatriation: An American’s Perspective

by Rebecca – Rebecca Goes Rendezvous

It’s been nearly a year since I left France to return to the United States, after four years of living and working abroad. It’s only been a year, but it’s been one of major ups and downs that I hadn’t experienced until I came home. I’d be lying if I didn’t say that I’d been reluctant to return, even dreading it. Never did I imagine I would repatriate, especially so soon— it goes to show how four years can fly by in one’s lifetime.

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Destination: Najac, France

Najac is a small, but notable village located about 110 kilometres northeast of Toulouse. It's known for its eponymous château, which looms on a verdant hill and offers a picturesque, postcard view from a distance-- it's no wonder, then, that Najac is listed as one of the most beautiful villages in France ("les plus beaux … Continue reading Destination: Najac, France

Destination: Rocamadour, France

Nestled deep inside a regional park in the very north of Occitanie is the tiny village of Rocamadour. What makes this semi-hidden place unique is its numerous churches and homes, all built along the slope of a green hill that overlooks a sweeping valley of forests and more hills. Its distinctive look, along with its … Continue reading Destination: Rocamadour, France

Destination: Toulouse, France (June 2019 Edition)

This month marks nearly one year since I visited the southwest of France, particularly the city of Toulouse and its surrounding towns. Granted, I'd gone to Toulouse several times in the past, but this visit was different in that it was in the summer. As a result, I got to experience the French southwest from … Continue reading Destination: Toulouse, France (June 2019 Edition)