How to score a job in PARIS

Well, I guess you could sue me for “false advertisement” because I really only know how to get one job. My current job: a nanny. Although I’m sure with enough French language ability, perfectly presented resumes, whining to your friends “networking,” bribery, awkward miscommunications, lost sleep, fake smiles, real smiles, handshakes, hand sanitizer for your hands […]

The Wanderlust Wish List

Let’s be honest. It’s hard to find the perfect gift for someone who loves to travel — I’m referring to the wanderlusters (not a real word, but roll with it). By definition, we yearn for experiences not things. This list could be for you, or it could be for someone you love. Some are more practical, others […]

How I afford to travel

I’m 20 years old and I live in PARIS. I’ve been to 18 countries in 12 months, with more in the near future. Many of you have asked me, “How do you afford all this, Paul?” Well, I’m right there wondering with you I’m here to spill the beans. #1 I’m fanatical about saving money Ask my friends […]

Pros and Cons of Solo Travel

This list is indefinite. I could go on forever, finding reasons for both sides. But with my recent return from my first solo trip to the Dalmatian Coast (Croatia, Bosnia, and Montenegro), I learned these pros and cons firsthand. Regardless of the cons, I would recommend solo travel to everyone. Do it at least once. […]

Dalmatian Coast Video

GUYS. I tried to be all professional and make a video. However, you’ll notice that I am not by any means a professional. My camera is not high quality, and my hands apparently shook every time I tried filming. Regardless, here’s a video of my time spent along the Dalmatian Coast! I discovered 3 new […]

My Gap Year: Why it was the right choice for me.

As I’ve just begun my second gap year, I thought I’d share my thoughts on this ever magical but elusive concept. Although I’ve never taken a “true” gap year, because I’ve continued my studies through online courses towards my degree. But these courses have been minimal credits to maintain a fairly flexible schedule (and good grades). Even now, […]

Intial Explorations

Tomorrow marks 2 weeks. My life has totally been turned upside down. France is considered a “Western,” 1st world country – but oh how different it is. CULTURE SHOCK. It’s real. I figured I would have it when I went to Russia, but well, it’s RUSSIA. But France? Pff. How wrong I was. Thankfully, I’m […]

Skimming through Switzerland

By definition, to skim is to move quickly and lightly over. And I’m sorry Switzerland, but I was forced to. Fortunately, Paris is only 3 hours away so I’m praying I’ll stop by again soon. 😉 To switch up my blog posts, for Switzerland I’m going to pick a couple categories and choose the moment […]


Upon returning from Amsterdam, I stayed again with my dear friend Ludovica. She had plenty planned for my last few days in Italy. First off was Assisi, home of St. Francis. We only visited two churches (there were more) because we wanted to save time for the Rocca Maggiore (castle). Alas, by the time we hiked the […]

Amsterdam 2015

I titled this post as Amsterdam 2015 because heaven knows I’ll be back. This trip was a brand new experience for me as it was the first time I have traveled one on one with a friend. Luckily, I got to chose which one. 😉 Ludovica (who I’ve been staying with in Italy) joined me […]