How To

Practical advice on travel, visas, finding apartments, etc.

Getting a French Visa

Disclaimer: This is my experience as an American who wanted to live in France for more than the 90 days allowed by my passport alone. Your experience–and requirements–may differ! We were in Charlottesville, babysitting our grandson, when our son Ryan… Read More ›


When Pat and I moved to Slovakia, we downsized to an 1100 square-foot apartment. This was a fraction of the size of our Colorado home and made us feel smugly adoptive of the simple life–we were minimalists.┬áThen, we met friends… Read More ›