Enchantée! I’m Nicole …

and my husband and I spent two and a half years as American expats in Geneva, Switzerland. 

We grew up in blissful small towns on the East Coast but were fortunate to travel at a young age…

Babies in Paris in 2009 – can you believe how much iPhone cameras have improved?

so we thought often about spending time overseas. This opportunity was one of our greatest dreams realized. We saw the most amazing places and pinched ourselves daily. 

And our biggest dream of all came true a year into our adventure when our little boy arrived in Geneva!  He saw 11 countries and countless of Switzerland’s most beautiful places in his first year. 

You can check out the places we visited in Switzerland and beyond at with and without the little guy at our travel tracker here.  The pandemic unfortunately cancelled our last travels (Croatia, Eastern Switzerland, Scotland, and Norway – we will see you someday!!!) but we saw more than we could have ever dreamed during our time abroad and are forever grateful for the experience. 

Now, James is a big brother to this party girl …

we returned to the Philadelphia suburbs in summer 2021, and welcomed Emily, on Halloween of 2021! Her middle name is Genève as a nod to our incredible time in Switzerland.


We are now a fearless foursome in a cul-de-sac with an SUV living a different kind of suburban dream, but a special one all the same. We cannot wait to pass our wanderlust on to our two terrific kids and bring them back to so many of our favorite places, someday.

I am currently a student at the University of Pennsylvania in the Masters of Organizational Dynamics program. I specialize in communication strategies, content creation and engagement marketing with experience in agency, professional services, and higher education enterprises. As I have long loved to write, research, and plan trips, I continue to keep this site live to share our travels from this exciting chapter on the blog. Regrettably, my travel Instagram account was hacked while I was postpartum with Emily and cannot be recovered, but you can see all my images throughout the blog!

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Merci beaucoup!


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All photos are my own unless otherwise sourced and taken on an iPhone.  I am an amateur photographer in every sense and occasionally use an olloclip lens for wide, fisheye, and macro shots. I edit in the iPhone app, Snapseed.