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Extreme Travel Gadgets

Great gadgets can make our lives easier and more efficient and this is especially true when it comes to travel. In recent years, power banks have stolen all of the glory as the must have travel gadget, and for good reason, we rely on our phones for all sort of activities, especially when travelling, such as finding our way around and taking photos, so they are extremely handy. But we delved a little deeper and found some equally great travel gadgets that will simplify your tech and life while you’re travelling. While......

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Fit and Fab in Paris | Part 1: Gyms in Paris

As summer rolls around everyone starts thinking about getting in shape and working on their “summer body.” While we think every body is summer ready, regardless of shape or size, for those looking to make the most of summer and get fit, we’re thrilled to introduce you to our fitness partner, Kristin Merryman of Paris International Fitness. PinFit will be doing a 3-part blog series over the summer to talk about fitness, health, and wellbeing in Paris. If you’re interested in working with her just shoot us an email!...

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Boulangeries and Baguettes- What You Should Know

There are many inconveniences that come with moving to France. From the complicated, bureaucratic visa process, to the confusing health care system, to dealing with less than stellar customer service, it can sometimes seem like France is a never ending contradiction. But one of the things us expats continue to love and brag about to our friends back at home is the food. One bite of confit de canard or a mille-feuille and all your reservations about life in France just disappear. And be honest, when you head to your favorite boulangerie and......

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Fit in Like a Local: 15 French Slang Words and Expressions You Won’t Find in Any Travel Dictionary

This is a guest post by the wonderful Brooke Neuman, a French editor at TakeLessons an online marketplace for local and online lessons. Since 2006, TakeLessons has been connecting knowledgeable teachers with eager students in any subject that comes to mind, from academic tutoring to culinary classes to computer skills to languages. We hope you learn a thing or two from her post and walk away feeling just a bit more French. C’est parti!...

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