I Rather Be In Paris

I Rather Be In Paris

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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. Carla Measer-Costamagna
Jan 27 • 44 min
Carla Measer-Costamagna began her expat journey in Paris in July of 2019, alongside her husband and two children. An entrepreneur, seasoned expat and world traveler, Carla discusses the challenges she and her family have faced, learning to expect the…
Three Expats. Three Perspectives. Sutanya Dacres, Dinner For One Podcast
Dec 27, 2019 • 36 min
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…
Paris Trip Recap + What’s Coming Up on Season Two!
Nov 27, 2019 • 20 min
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. Visit iratherbeinparis.com to read content in between podcasts episode or to drop us an email! Follow I…
Season One Finale: Saving for the Expat Life with Financial Advisor Frank Simpson
Sep 30, 2019 • 33 min
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…
Demystifying the French (and France) with Author Janet Hulstrand
Aug 13, 2019 • 23 min
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…
A Hemingway in Paris with Claudine Hemingway
Jul 16, 2019 • 39 min
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…
The Employment Dilemma: Balancing Work, Family and the Expat Life
Jun 17, 2019 • 36 min
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…
An American in Paris: Adrian Leeds
May 28, 2019 • 33 min
In this episode we welcome American expat and property consultant Adrian Leeds. Adrian is known to television viewers around the globe for her appearances on HGTV’s House Hunters International. She joins Juan from Paris, via Skype, to discuss her journey…
April Pett’s French Faves A to Z!
May 3, 2019 • 54 min
Canadian expat April Pett of April In Paris Tours is back with Juan via Skype! She gives us her French faves, from A to Z (literally)! This is an EXTRA LONG bonus episode, so grab a glass of bubbly and join the fun! For more information on April in Paris…
A Canadian In Paris: April Pett
Apr 19, 2019 • 15 min
In this episode we welcome our first official guest, April Pett! A Canadian expat living in Paris and founder of April in Paris Tours, April discusses her journey from Canada to Australia and finally Paris. She discusses some of the challenges she’s faced…
Paris Beyond the Usual Tourist Sites
Jan 21, 2019 • 12 min
So you’ve already visited Paris and all the “major” sites. Now comes your second or third visit. What do you see now? This episode asks you to see Paris from a different perspective from the traditional tour. Sites Mentioned in the Episode: A French Frye…
Don’t Go Crazy Planning Your Itinerary
Jan 2, 2019 • 10 min
An over scheduled vacation is in fact, no vacation at all. Schedule a few things, but make sure to leave time for rest, leisure and for exploration. Plus learn what sites I use to begin the itinerary planning process. Sites Mentioned in the Episode: A…
Deciding Where to Live In Paris
Dec 19, 2018 • 14 min
How do you go about choosing the right arrondissement for you? What are you willing to live with and live without? Paris is finite, so some hard choices need to be made now, before contemplating a move. Resources Mentioned in the Episode: Property…
Learning About France: The Research Process
Dec 5, 2018 • 12 min
The more you educate yourself about moving to and living in, another country, the better chance you have of making an easy transition. In this episode I discuss some of the resources I use on a regular basis. Resources: The Earful Tower:…
Preparing Yourself for a Move Overseas
Nov 21, 2018 • 9 min
Making a move overseas is not for the feint of heart. Avoid disappointment by preparing yourself — mentally — before you go. Useful links from this episode: House Hunters International (HGTV): https://www.hgtv.com/shows/house-hunters-international Adrian…
Preview: I Rather Be In Paris
Nov 16, 2018 • 0 min
I Rather Be In Paris host Juan Ulloa gives you a preview of what to expect on the podcast. Follow us on social media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/iratherbeinparis/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/iratherbeinparis/ Twitter:…