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Fall activities

Fun Fall activities everyone can do

Summer is over and Fall is here. Kids might be back in school or still at home doing remote learning. The weather is sometimes nice and sometimes not so nice. Are you looking for...
what it means to be an au pair

What it really means to be an au pair

When you are still in your home country, thinking about signing up as an au pair, you can’t even begin to imagine what being an au pair is actually like. Some agencies, like mine,...
Nantucket, MA

What can I do in Nantucket, MA?

Some au pairs have the privilege to go with their hostfamily to Nantucket,MA. A small island close to Cape Cod and Martha’s Vineyard. It is a real chill island and there is not too...

48 hours in Boston: Don’t miss this!

We decided to travel to Boston one weekend in January. We had Saturday and Sunday to go and get back so it was a 48 hours quick trip. We planned everything in almost detail,...
hiking routes around Seattle

Hiking routes around Seattle, WA

Seattle has amazing nature to hike and when you visit or live in this area you definitely have to do one. There are numbers of hiking routes around Seattle that you can choose from...
Seattle

A walk thru Seattle, WA

I have lived in Seattle for almost a year. I have my favorite spots where I always went when I was down town. In this article I walk you thru the hotspots and my...
extending

Why I decided to extend during COVID-19

When I first left home to become an au pair, I thought that I would only do it for one year, which is already really long. The longer I stayed here though, the more...
Philly in a day

Philly in a day: what to do in Philadelphia

Philadelphia home of the famous Cheesesteak. But what else is there to Philly? How much can you see in a day trip. Here’s our ultimate guide on how to explore Philly in a day....
Online Classes

Online classes: education during COVID-19

Part of the au pair experience can be to meet a specific educational requirement. Because of the whole COVID-19 situation, it seems impossible to meet those requirements. Colleges are closed and traveling is also...
ship luggage

A handy guide to ship luggage home

Leaving your host family can bring a bit of stress with packing. Whether it is because your year is ending or because you go into rematch. You might have bought a lot of new...