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Welcome Home, Sole Sister!

Wednesday, April 19, 2017


When we first started We Are Sole Sisters as a travel blog in 2011, the goal was simple: to experience, document and share our adventures all over the globe. In more 6 years of travel blogging, I had grown to embrace this lifestyle and profession.

But it had also become a job.

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How I Became A French Chef’s Apprentice

Saturday, February 18, 2017


“I want to learn how to make Tarte au Citron. It’s my mother-in-law’s favorite.”

It was a cold winter day in Versailles and I had just summoned the courage to ask a Cordon Bleu trained chef Patricia Boussaroque, who gives culinary workshops in her atelier, to take me in as her “stagiaire”, an apprentice. When asked why, I gave my reason. Unexpectedly, she said I could assist her for a class that weekend.

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Dear Daughter, I Hope You Never Act Like a Lady

Monday, January 23, 2017


I've had a pretty exciting childhood. I remember spending a lot of time outdoors, at the nearby playground as well as climbing trees. I often ran with the neighborhood boys and never thought I was any different from them. I always asked to join cops and robbers even though I was often rejected. I would also join races to see who could run the fastest. I often won.

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What Have I Accomplished So Far?

Thursday, December 01, 2016


I met a woman at a cheese and wine party in Paris last night. She told me she was turning 35 in a few days. I asked her how she felt about that. She said she felt horrible.

"What have I accomplished so far?"

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Is It Time to Settle Down?

Wednesday, November 30, 2016


I was in denial for a while. I'm still using a toiletry case- in a bathroom we've been using for months! I still have a backpack filled with necessities just in case a last minute travel opportunity comes up. I still feel a rush every time I see PROMO FARES in my inbox. But the reality has started to sink in.

We're not traveling anymore. 

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The Truth About Getting Paid to Travel

Tuesday, October 18, 2016


A few days ago, I was chatting with a niece who is entering college in the coming months. She was confused about what course to take and what kind of career she wanted. She mentioned that one of her life goals is to be paid to travel.

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