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Buying a SIM Card Abroad

If you’ve been following our blog and business, you probably know that our primary services are for expats located in Paris. But did you know we also do tourist itinerary planning? Now that tourist season is approaching, we thought it would be helpful to put together a comprehensive guide on how to stay “on the grid” while you’re traveling Europe. As helpful as phones have become recently, not having data can still complicate your travels (who has time to wait for wifi to post that Instagram story?!). Instead of paying hefty fees......

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A Guide to Coffee Culture in Paris

Today’s guest post is by Caroline Black. Caroline is a freelance travel writer. She set out on her first trip when she was in college for a semester in Paris, and she’s never looked back. Since then she’s spent time living, working and traveling around Europe and a little bit of Asia. She spent a summer in Italy and fell in love with their coffee culture, and so now as she wanders around the globe she is always hopelessly looking for her next cup of coffee....

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The Hidden Depths of the City of Light's Underground

This week’s guest blog post written by Sam Rosario, mother and resident of the greatest city in the world, NYC, delves into the hidden depths of Paris’ underground. Sam is a writer for Content Blossom, who enjoys putting pen to paper for her pursuits and writing about things she enjoys and is inspired by. When she’s not focusing on her writing, she’s spending time with her family in her favourite city in the world....

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Where to Stay Warm and Dry During a Paris Winter

Everyone always says how beautiful Paris is in the rain… these people must come from places with little rain and they’re newly arrived in Paris, or they’re lunatics (in our humble opinion). Once you’ve lived through a Paris winter, you’ll figure out why this blog post is necessary! Day after day of rain and gray skies can lead even the most sane of us to go a little crazy, so we’re going to help you out with our favorite places to get through winter and try to forget your jeans are soaked......

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Guest Post | Skiing in France

  It’s Ski Time! Winter is coming and that only means one thing, it’s time to dig out your ski gear and hit the slopes. Home to the largest ski area in the world as well as some of the best resorts, there is nowhere better, in our opinion, to spend a week or two in the mountains than the beautiful French Alps. With so many resorts to choose from, it can be difficult to know where to go, especially if it’s your first time visiting the area. That’s why we have......

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SFP Neighborhood Guide | 11th Arrondissement

The 11th arrondissement has fast become one of the most popular neighborhoods for eating out in Paris. With some famous favourites such as Septime and Pierre Sang, this arrondissement has something for everyone, but with the vast amount of choices it can often be difficult to decide where to go! Allow us to help you explore the 11th like a local, and try out some of our favourite places to eat, drink, shop and stay for a weekend getaway in Paris....

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Autumn Restaurant Round-Up | SFP's Top Picks

Saying goodbye to summer has been particularly difficult this year after the long lasting heatwave we were lucky to get in Paris. Although we are sad to see it go, we are excited at the prospect of eating at some of our favourite restaurants which have opened this year and are much more Autumn appropriate. Cozy up with a plate of delicious food, a glass of full-bodied red wine, and a warming candlelit atmosphere in the following SFP choices for this Autumn....

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Treat Yo'self | Your Guide to Paris Hair & Care

Alright ladies and gents, if you didn’t know already, Treat Yo’self Day is October 13th and although we would have loved to have timed this post to publish on the big day itself, it just wasn’t written in the stars our blog planner. The Treat Yo’self concept was first introduced to me by the Parks and Rec family. Through their guidance and wisdom, I was able to legitimize dedicating a day to myself, getting a manicure, a facial, and a massage. ...

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