Thoughts on Independence Day (as an American expat)

This year marks the second year that I've been abroad for the 4th of July, with last year being on vacation in Peru. This year's in France, as I'm taking full advantage of my time here before I leave. As I'm writing this, I'm on a train through the south of France, where temperatures have … Continue reading Thoughts on Independence Day (as an American expat)

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10 Reverse Culture Shocks I’ve Experienced in the U.S.

When it comes to the cultural differences between France and the U.S. (aka two countries which I've divided my time between for the last almost-four years), it's hard to believe that they can be so different while so similar at the same time. Visiting one or the other is one thing, but to live and adjust … Continue reading 10 Reverse Culture Shocks I’ve Experienced in the U.S.

Bucket List for the United States!

Having been born and raised in the United States my entire life, I continue to find it incredible just how little I've seen in my own home country, compared to my travels throughout Europe (and parts of Asia). If you were to ask me what there is to see in the U.S., I wouldn't be … Continue reading Bucket List for the United States!

Why I’m not a Good American

...yes, you read that right. Even though I am a natural-born U.S. citizen and have grew up in the country all of my life, I still don't consider myself the typical "good, patriotic American." You know, those stereotypical ones you see in the media (sometimes even in real life) repping their red, white, blue patriotism, grilling … Continue reading Why I’m not a Good American