I Rather Be In Paris

I Rather Be In Paris

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By Juan Ulloa
Join host (and aspiring expat) Juan Ulloa on the journey to make Paris his some day home. Meet some of our favorite experts and learn the process, joys and pitfalls of the expat life. Along the way we will learn about France, it’s people, history and culture.
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A Hemingway in Paris with Claudine Hemingway
In this episode we meet event producer, tour guide, writer and aspiring expat Claudine Hemingway.  Yes, she is related to the author Ernest Hemingway, but her love of Paris is thanks to her grandfather. Hear how his travels inspired Claudine and led her to develop her own travel consulting and tour enterprise, Bleu Blonde Rouge. An avid solo traveler who visits Paris three times a year, Claudine’s first trip to Paris was thanks to the generosity of a dear friend.  Claudine’s explorations of Paris and love of history are reflected throughout her Instagram feed and in her articles for Bonjour Paris.  Visit iratherbeinparis.com to read content in between podcasts episode or to drop us an email! Follow I Rather Be In Paris on Social Media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/iratherbeinparis/  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/iratherbeinparis/  Twitter: https://twitter.com/irbippodcast  Listeners can support the podcast and get access to exclusive content on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/IRatherBeInParis
39:22
July 16, 2019
The Employment Dilemma: Balancing Work, Family and the Expat Life
In this episode we're joined on Skype by Catherine Norton of Seize The Trek. A businesswoman, wife and mother, she’s travelled extensively around the world (49 countries and counting) and will offer her insights on managing travel, family and “The Employment Dilemma!” Follow Seize The Trek online by visiting https://www.seizethetrek.com/ or Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter Follow I Rather Be In Paris on Social Media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/iratherbeinparis/  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/iratherbeinparis/  Twitter: https://twitter.com/irbippodcast  Listeners can support the podcast and get access to exclusive content on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/IRatherBeInParis  Mentioned on the Podcast Watch the video HOW TO: Work 100% Remotely from Welcome to the Jungle or visit https://www.welcometothejungle.co/en/articles/how-to-work-100-remotely. Le Diplomate, Washington, DC https://lediplomatedc.com  P.S. For a list of charities supporting the restoration of Notre-Dame de Paris visit https://www.iratherbeinparis.com/blog/ and look for the post  entitled Notre-Dame de Paris How to Support Our Lady. P.P.S. Special thanks to Catherine's husband Javier and the kids!  :)
36:25
June 17, 2019
An American in Paris: Adrian Leeds
In this episode we welcome American expat and property consultant Adrian Leeds. Adrian is known to television viewers around the globe for her appearances on HGTV's House Hunters International. She joins Juan from Paris, via Skype, to discuss her journey to Paris and the challenges she faced establishing herself as an expat, single mother and business owner. For almost two decades Adrian has represented many an #aspiringexpat in their quest for a home in France. Her candid insight is a must for those contemplating the expat life!   Learn more about Adrian, her company Adrian Leeds Group and the services it offers by visiting http://adrianleeds.com/.  Sign up for Adrian's Newsletters at http://adrianleeds.com/publications  Adrian's interior designer, mentioned in the episode is Martine di Matteo. Her work can be found at https://www.martinedimatteo.com/ For the Aspiring Expat Follow I Rather Be In Paris on Social Media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/iratherbeinparis/  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/iratherbeinparis/  Twitter: https://twitter.com/irbippodcast  Listeners can support the podcast and get access to exclusive content on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/IRatherBeInParis or visit our new shopping site at https://www.iratherbeinparis.com/shop  To leave a message for the show, download the Anchor app. Visit https://anchor.fm/ for more information. P.S. For a list of charities supporting the restoration of Notre-Dame de Paris visit https://www.iratherbeinparis.com/blog/ and look for the post  entitled Notre-Dame de Paris How to Support Our Lady.
33:12
May 28, 2019
April Pett’s French Faves A to Z!
Canadian expat April Pett of April In Paris Tours is back with Juan via Skype! She gives us her French faves, from A to Z (literally)! This is an EXTRA LONG bonus episode, so grab a glass of bubbly and join the fun!  For more information on April in Paris Tours visit AprilInParisTours.com. Follow I Rather Be In Paris on social media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/iratherbeinparis/  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/iratherbeinparis/  Twitter: https://twitter.com/irbippodcast  Listeners can support the podcast and get access to exclusive content on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/IRatherBeInParis or visit our new shopping site at https://www.iratherbeinparis.com/shop P.S. For a list of charities supporting the restoration of Notre-Dame de Paris visit https://www.iratherbeinparis.com/blog/ and look for the post  entitled Notre-Dame de Paris How to Support Our Lady.
54:10
May 3, 2019
A Canadian In Paris: April Pett
In this episode we welcome our first official guest, April Pett! A Canadian expat living in Paris and founder of April in Paris Tours, April discusses her journey from Canada to Australia and finally Paris. She discusses some of the challenges she's faced and concludes with an overview of her company and its offerings. For more information on April in Paris Tours visit AprilInParisTours.com. Follow I Rather Be In Paris on social media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/iratherbeinparis/  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/iratherbeinparis/  Twitter: https://twitter.com/irbippodcast  Listeners can support the podcast and get access to exclusive content on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/IRatherBeInParis
15:52
April 19, 2019
Paris Beyond the Usual Tourist Sites
So you've already visited Paris and all the "major" sites. Now comes your second or third visit. What do you see now? This episode asks you to see Paris from a different perspective from the traditional tour. Sites Mentioned in the Episode: A French Frye In Paris: https://afrenchfryeinparis.com/ April In Paris Tours: https://www.aprilinparistours.com/ Black Paris Tours: http://www.blackparistour.com/ Women of Paris: https://www.womenofparis.fr/ Follow I Rather Be In Paris on social media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/iratherbeinparis/  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/iratherbeinparis/  Twitter: https://twitter.com/irbippodcast  Listeners can support the podcast and get access to exclusive content on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/IRatherBeInParis
12:47
January 21, 2019
Don’t Go Crazy Planning Your Itinerary
An over scheduled vacation is in fact, no vacation at all. Schedule a few things, but make sure to leave time for rest, leisure and for exploration. Plus learn what sites I use to begin the itinerary planning process. Sites Mentioned in the Episode: A French Frye In Paris (Covered Passages Tour): https://afrenchfryeinparis.com/ April In Paris Tours (Gourmet Tour): https://www.aprilinparistours.com/paris-gourmet-tour Air France "Our Best Offers" : https://www.airfrance.us/US/en/local/resainfovol/meilleuresoffres/tarifs_promotions.htm Follow I Rather Be In Paris on social media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/iratherbeinparis/  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/iratherbeinparis/  Twitter: https://twitter.com/irbippodcast  Listeners can support the podcast and get access to exclusive content on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/IRatherBeInParis
10:51
January 2, 2019
Deciding Where to Live In Paris
How do you go about choosing the right arrondissement for you? What are you willing to live with and live without? Paris is finite, so some hard choices need to be made now, before contemplating a move. Resources Mentioned in the Episode: Property Consultation Adrian Leeds Group: http://adrianleeds.com/ Real estate listing sites I use to keep an eye on market values: Green-Acres.com: https://www.green-acres.fr/en Lodgis: https://www.lodgis.com/en/ Sotheby's International Realty: https://www.sothebysrealty.com/eng Follow I Rather Be In Paris on social media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/iratherbeinparis/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/iratherbeinparis/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/irbippodcast Listeners can support the podcast and get access to exclusive content on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/IRatherBeInParis
14:47
December 19, 2018
Learning About France: The Research Process
The more you educate yourself about moving to and living in, another country, the better chance you have of making an easy transition. In this episode I discuss some of the resources I use on a regular basis. Resources: The Earful Tower: https://theearfultower.com A French Frye In Paris: https://afrenchfryeinparis.com The Local France: https://www.thelocal.fr Follow us on social media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/iratherbeinparis/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/iratherbeinparis/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/irbippodcast Listeners can support the podcast and get access to exclusive content on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/IRatherBeInParis
12:17
December 5, 2018
Preparing Yourself for a Move Overseas
Making a move overseas is not for the feint of heart. Avoid disappointment by preparing yourself — mentally — before you go. Useful links from this episode: House Hunters International (HGTV): https://www.hgtv.com/shows/house-hunters-international Adrian Leeds Group: http://adrianleeds.com/ France in the United States/Embassy of France in Washington, DC: https://franceintheus.org/ Follow us on social media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/iratherbeinparis/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/iratherbeinparis/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/irbippodcast Listeners can support the podcast and get access to exclusive content on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/IRatherBeInParis
09:54
November 21, 2018
Preview: I Rather Be In Paris
I Rather Be In Paris host Juan Ulloa gives you a preview of what to expect on the podcast. Follow us on social media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/iratherbeinparis/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/iratherbeinparis/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/irbippodcast Listeners can support the podcast and get access to exclusive content on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/IRatherBeInParis
00:50
November 16, 2018
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