all about danielle, abroad, & "danielle abroad"

Oh, hello! Bonjour and hola, too. I'm Danielle E. Alvarez, an introspective twenty-something based in Los Angeles.

I began this blog as a sophomore at Syracuse University. Then I took it along as I studied in Santiago, Chile and Strasbourg, France, lived in a sorority house, graduated from college, road-tripped solo across the United States, backpacked through Central America, worked in online publishing in New York, and then moved to Paris to pursue an M.A. in Global Communications. Now, nearly eight years later (half of which were spent abroad—note blog title above), I'm pretending to be a grown-up in Southern California.

Clearly my blog and I enjoy adventures.

What began as a platform for healthy food around the world has developed into a passionate collection of musings on art, food, wine, travel, life, and love.
I get a little personal in hopes that danielle abroad is both inspiring and entertaining. Please check out my blog's disclosure, if you'd like, and keep in touch by email or tweet(s). It'd be lovely to hear from you.

19 comments:

  1. Hey there! I've been following your blog for quite sometime and I love it; always interesting to hear about students studying abroad. I nominated your blog for a Liebster Award, check it out :)
    http://emilialiveslife.wordpress.com/2013/03/20/thanks-for-the-liebster-award/

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  2. You love wine. We are destined to be blogging friends ;)

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  3. I found you through Toronto Girl West and I've just been poking about. Love what I've read so far. If you ever make it to Tanzania, drop me a line. I used to live there and love to suggest travel ideas :) I also used to live in Switzerland if you head there some day. (Also, just a small correction, the fourth Swiss language is Romansh, not Romanian. Two different languages.)

    Cheers,
    Andrea

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    1. Welcome, Andrea! I'll definitely let you know when/if I make it over there :) and thanks for the correction! I'd like to have my linguistic facts straight.

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  4. Just found your blog, through Design*Sponge. I love wine and travel, too! We're also destined to be blogging friends ;)

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    1. Yay! I like the way you love, and I can always use more :)

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  5. Hi Danielle! I'm completely in awe of your travels and commitment to blogging! Keeping up with blogging for five years is practically forever in blogger years! I'm going on 2.5, but I've taken plenty of extended breaks in that time, too. You're going to be my new motivation to keep writing even when I feel tired of it!

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    1. Thanks, Sarah! I'm definitely hooked, but I doubt I'll be blogging for the rest of my (hopefully travel-rich) life ;)

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  6. Any tips on how to move to Paris? My husband and I want to move there next year. We are Americans living in Thailand. I am contemplating another Masters purely for a visa (and citizenship). Do you know if my husband can get a work visa if I have a student visa?

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    1. Hi Chloé, I wish I could help you more! Unfortunately, I don't think your husband is granted automatic rights to work but he can certainly apply for them. There were several married women in my program and they found a way to make it work with their just as Parisian-based husbands. Bon courage !

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  7. Hey Danielle, I found your blog long back in 2014 and totally forgot the link but after long research today, found it Lolz! I love the photos around the world you take and wine, cheers :))

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  8. Cutest woman on the web!! Someone should give you a tv show Danielle Bourdain. Next trip come find me and take me with you. I want to propose in Pari ;)

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    2. Maybe you'll need someone to pull your luggage on the next leg of your journey?? ;p

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  9. That smiles pretty special! Where we meeting, top of the Eiffel or top of the Empire State??? Let's collide ;)

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  10. Happy valentines lovaaaa!! ��

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