Author Archives: Nathaniel Missildine

About Nathaniel Missildine

Nathaniel Missildine lives in Dijon, France with his wife and two daughters. His travel memoir, Save for Fireflies, chronicles his family road trip across the U.S. as a kind of native tourist. For more, visit

An Outsider’s Guide to the 2017 French Election

Everything you wanted to know about this year’s French presidential hopefuls but were afraid to pronounce. Continue reading

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NRA Board Member Regrets

Second thoughts for the Second Amendment. Continue reading

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Home States

What happens when your absentee vote is not enough to prevent the worst-case scenario? What happens if you try to return home? Continue reading

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Hot Takes and Sangfroid in the City of Light

An American expat in France on the Paris attacks of 13 November 2015. Continue reading

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American Car and Driver, French License

AS ADULTS, IT’S helpful to be reminded at regular intervals that we know almost nothing. My latest ineptitude prompt came as I faced—again, and in a foreign language­—questions like these: You are approaching a blind curve on a two-lane road. Do … Continue reading

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Catching Us at a Bad Time

Nathaniel Missildine tries to see through the fog of his daughter’s indecipherable texts, chaotic world events, and whatever might be up ahead. Continue reading

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Meet Your Overseas Travel Expectations

Nathaniel Missildine shows how to manage the soaring highs and crashing lows of foreign travel Continue reading

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