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6 Essential Tips to Boost a Student’s Budget in Paris

For young adults, Paris doesn't have to cost a fortune. Check out these helpful tips to maximize a student's budget and make the most of the city.
home organizer

How to Make Your Parisian Home Feel Much Bigger

Feeling cramped and cluttered? A home organizer gives her top tips for making a small Parisian apartment seem like a roomy retreat.
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The Essential Parisian Back to School Survival Guide

C’est la rentrée! But, stay zen — INSPIRELLE's prepared this handy back-to-school survival guide to help make the rentrée season as stress-free as possible for you and your family!
Paris on a budget

Living the Ideal Lifestyle in Paris on a Budget

An American student gives her tips and tricks for living her ideal Francophile life to the fullest while navigating Paris on a budget.
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How to Pack for a Stress-Free Holiday

Does the sight of suitcases make you break out in a cold sweat? Check out these tips on how to pack to make vacation preparation as painless as possible.
French insults

French Insults: What are they, how bad can they get and how to react?

Ever been insulted on the streets of Paris? These tips from a former police officer can help keep French insults from ruining your day.
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How to Host a French Dinner Party – When You Can’t Cook

Even if you don't know your confit from your cassoulet, you can host a French dinner with style by following these easy-to-master culinary tips.
business idea

Career Advice: Launching a Business Idea is Like Preparing a Perfect Meal

Developing a business idea is a lot like cooking - for best results, pick the right ingredients, showcase your skills and respond to the consumer's needs.
rent in Paris

Are You Overpaying Your Rent in Paris?

You’re home hunting for a rental and your scam alert is on. I don’t blame you. Paris rents are high enough so who wants extra trouble or expenses? Here's some expert advice on who to trust and what to look out for to help you make sensible decisions!
career abroad

Expat Life: Write Your Own Career Narrative Abroad

Tips on how to take charge of your own story and make the most of new opportunities for an exciting and fulfilling career abroad.