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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...
trivia night

Host an online trivia night!

Let’s be honest: this quarantine has been going on for long enough. We, as I can speak for a lot of us, can’t see any of our friends at the moment. We are stuck...
let's be honest: IT SUCKS

COVID-19 stories #12: “let’s be honest: IT SUCKS”

During these scary COVID-19 times we have to stay strong, however difficult it may be. Some of us are dealing with homesickness, some feel scared and others try to make the best out of the...
5 simple things you should do

5 simple things you should do every day during quarantine

Routine is my biggest enemy right now. I can’t seem to find a good routine because I’ve been spending all my days in the house. I found five things that I want to share...
People aren't taking it seriously

COVID-19 stories #11: ‘People aren’t taking it seriously’

During these scary COVID-19 times we have to stay strong, however difficult it may be. Some of us are dealing with homesickness, some feel scared and others try to make the best out of the...
shelter in place

COVID-19 stories #10: ‘We will get through this’

During these scary COVID-19 times we have to stay strong, however difficult it may be. Some of us are dealing with homesickness, some feel scared and others try to make the best out of the...