15 episodes

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.

I Rather Be In Paris Juan Ulloa

    • Places & Travel

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.

    Three Expats. Three Perspectives. Sutanya Dacres, Dinner For One Podcast

    Three Expats. Three Perspectives. Sutanya Dacres, Dinner For One Podcast

    In the first installment of our series "Three Expats. Three Perspectives." we speak with Sutanya Dacres, host of the Dinner For One podcast. Suntanya discusses her journey from the island of Jamaica to New York and on to Paris. Billed as "An audio exploration of what happens when the Paris fairytale ends and real life begins," Dinner For One is -- like it's host -- honest, direct and holds nothing back.  In that vein we discuss everything from coping with divorce in a foreign country, race, loneliness, Jamaican beef patties and Dominican hairdressers!

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    • 36 min
    Paris Trip Recap + What's Coming Up on Season Two!

    Paris Trip Recap + What's Coming Up on Season Two!

    A recap of my recent trip to Paris (also available on our blog) and a peak of what's coming up on season two of the I Rather Be In Paris Podcast.

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    • 20 min
    Season One Finale: Saving for the Expat Life with Financial Advisor Frank Simpson

    Season One Finale: Saving for the Expat Life with Financial Advisor Frank Simpson

    For the season one finale of the I Rather Be In Paris Podcast we are joined by Financial Advisor Frank Simpson. In this episode we discuss:


    Budgeting techniques.
    Financial vehicles to use based on your age and stage of life.
    What is your tolerance for risk?
    Choosing a licensed financial professional.
    Developing sound financial habits to meet your long term goal of an expat life, and much more.

    For more information contact The Simpson Firm by calling (202) 627-0216 or visit https://thesimfirm.com/. Free 30 minute financial consultations are also available visit https://thesimfirm.com/ and click on the Contact Us link.

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    • 33 min
    Demystifying the French (and France) with Author Janet Hulstrand

    Demystifying the French (and France) with Author Janet Hulstrand

    In this episode we are joined by Janet Hulstrand, author of Demystifying the French, How to Love Them and Make Them Love You. Janet splits her time between the United States and Essoyes (population 750), in France's Champagne region. It is that experience that gave rise to France-based writers workshops and her latest book.

    Aimed at first-time visitors to France and expatriates. Demystifying helps readers avoid common mistakes and get off on the right foot with the French. It begins with five essential tips "for even brief encounters" by introducing a few French phrases that will pave the way for a positive experience in France. The tips are followed by 10 chapters that go into a deeper explanation of French habits, manners, and ways of viewing the world. Janet shares the perspective she has gained in nearly 40 years of time spent living, working, teaching, and traveling in France, and illustrates the principles she is discussing with sometimes touching, and often amusing, personal anecdotes.

    To learn more about Janet Halstrand's books and her writers workshops visit https://janethulstrand.com/ or https://wingedword.wordpress.com/.

    Read Janet Hulstrand's articles for Bonjour Paris.

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    • 23 min
    A Hemingway in Paris with Claudine Hemingway

    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. 

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    • 39 min
    The Employment Dilemma: Balancing Work, Family and the Expat Life

    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!”

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    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!  :)


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    • 36 min

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