Expat Life

  • My Mom’s Gluten-Free Pumpkin Whoopie Pies and Expat Thanksgiving

    My Mom’s Gluten-Free Pumpkin Whoopie Pies and Expat Thanksgiving
  • Life in London: September and October 2018

    Life in London: September and October 2018
  • Two Years On

    Two Years On
  • Life in London: August 2018

    Life in London: August 2018

Kayaking the Dordogne and Le Jardins de Marqueyssac

If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a hundred times – our trip to Sarlat was fantastic. The whole weekend was fabulous, and it was our day kayaking on the Dordogne that really set this trip apart from others. I’ve talked about “pinch me” moments (coincidentally, that was another…

My Mom’s Gluten-Free Pumpkin Whoopie Pies and Expat Thanksgiving

The holidays, particularly a uniquely American and family-focused holiday like Thanksgiving, can be difficult for an expat thousands of miles away from their family on any given day. From our very first Thanksgiving here, it was very important to me that I make my family’s classic gluten-free pumpkin whoopie pie recipe…

Hiking from Winchelsea to Hastings

It only took a few weeks upon returning from our Swiss Alps hiking adventure, for me to start itching to get back out on the trail again. Since it was summertime, we decided a coastal UK hike would be just the thing to take advantage of an August weekend in London…

Life in London: September and October 2018

Time is flying! I say that every month, but lately it’s been madness how quickly the days and weeks pass. September and October went by so fast, I didn’t even manage to write a September post! September marked two years since we moved to London (you can read about my…

Three Nights in Sarlat-la-Caneda, France

If there’s one place I recommend you go in France, it’s Sarlat-le-Caneda. This gorgeous medieval town is the perfect home base for exploring the area’s rich history, culture and food scene. Beautiful stone streets, rolling hills and valleys, stunning villages along the river, caves a plenty and a food scene…

Bordeaux to Sarlat via St Emilion and Monbazillac

As I outlined in our Dordogne itinerary, our first day in France was spent on a road trip of sorts. We drove from Bordeaux to Sarlat, where we stayed for three nights, winding our way along to include some sightseeing as we made our way inland. Normally a two and…

Bordeaux to Sarlat-la-Caneda, France: Dordogne Region Itinerary

With so much information available on the Internet these, it can be difficult to find places to visit around Europe that are surprising. Our most recent French adventure, to the Dordogne, Sarlat and Bordeaux, absolutely surprised us. While we expected a relaxing weekend in the French countryside, this incredibly charming…