My Rant Against the US Medical System

For once, I’m angry and I feel the need to express it here. It’s no news that the American health system is terrible. After almost two years here, it is just getting more and more infuriating to me.

Dealing with Baby Jet Jag

We just got back from our very first trip to France with Bastien (who turned 8 months old while we were there) and we all survived! We are lucky enough to have a pretty chill baby who barely cries so I was more nervous about him being jet lagged than about the trip itself. He actually didn’t cry (except of exhaustion for maybe 2 minutes top on the flight back) and a lot of people even congratulated him when we landed (both ways!)

French in the US: AOS/Green Card

Reminder: I arrived in the US on a K1 visa to be able to get married in Texas. Procedures might be different according to the state where you are getting married. I do not aim at providing professional advice here and I only want to recount our own experience with this procedure.

French in the US: How to get a Social Security Number (SSN)

Reminder: I arrived in the US on a K1 visa to be able to get married in Texas. Procedures might be different according to the state where you live and your status when you enter the US. I do not aim at providing professional advice here and I only want to recount my own experience with this procedure.

The Must-See places of Abu Dhabi

This guest post was written by Neha Singh, a postgraduate in Mass Communications, who loves everything about life. Traveling is extremely close to her heart and writing came to her naturally. An avid trekker and explorer, who often takes off some time from her busy life for mountaineering. She loves meeting new people and gets attached to their culture very easily. Her ambition is to explore as many places as she can in her life. She strongly believes in Gandhian principle – “simple living high thinking”.

One-Day Itinerary in Austin for First-Timers

It has been close to eight months now since I moved to Austin, Texas, time flies! And after the long journey to the fiance K1 visa I got in France, I am still waiting for my green card… but that’s another story.

Travel Budget – 6 Weeks in Vietnam

Last year, we spent 6 weeks in Vietnam as part of our six-month backpacking trip. If we started with the idea of staying within a budget, we quickly realised that we didn’t want our trip to be entirely dictated by money. After Hawaii, we kept our budget loose, without going crazy either, even if it meant that we needed to re-think our itinerary.

Slices of life in Japan

As you might know it, Japan has a special place in my heart. Before spending a month there, I had barely wondered what this country would offer me and I truly had no expectations, my mind being busier thinking about how it was one of Simon’s dreams to visit it. I knew I would love Hawaii for example and I did of course, but I had no idea that I would love Japan which made my experience even more intense.

Sydney Like a Local

This guest post was written by Alex Johnson, a blogger and lover of the little things in life, from delicious brunch spots to interior design. Recently moving to Sydney, he began his blog Inspire A Better Life to positively influence others to get out there and see all life has to offer. Join Alex as he discovers this life one day at a time, documenting his thoughts and others along the way!

Travel Budget – 1 Month in Thailand

Last year, we spent a whole month in Thailand as part of our six-month backpacking trip. If we started with the idea of staying within a budget, we quickly realised that we didn’t want our trip to be entirely dictated by money. We kept our budget loose, without going crazy either, even if it meant that we needed to re-think our itinerary.