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Hello! Bonjour!

Thanks for stopping by! My name is Andi Fisher and I am pleased to meet you and share a little about who I am.

I am a full-time corporate gal with close to 30 years of experience in customer advocacy, social media, influencer + content marketing. In November 2015, I quit my job in San Francisco, sold my house in Berkeley, and bought an RV with my hubby! During 2016, we escaped the old life and traveled throughout the U.S. Check out where we went!

Andi at the Phoenix Botanical Garden

We landed in Phoenix where we spent 2 years exploring the beautiful Southwest. I went back to corporate life working as the program manager for an enterprise influencer program and then got a dream job managing a customer advocacy program at Red Hat (all opinions are mine and not my employer’s). I fell in love with Raleigh, North Carolina and at the beginning of 2020, Mr. Misadventures and I picked up our household, left Phoenix, and resettled on the East Coast in the wonderful Raleigh-Durham area.

I Believe in Raleigh Mural behind Sola Coffee in Raleigh NC

I am a blogger, storyteller, influencer, brand ambassador, and marketer.

Oh and a Francophile who happens to be married to a French man.

I am a world traveler, a foodie, a bookworm, and a movie nut.

I grew up an Army brat living all over the United States, Latin America, and Europe.


I’ve also worked all over the world.

I am a total klutz who has somehow managed not to break a single bone in her body. Not for lack of practice.

I am not a domestic goddess, fashionista, or a mean person, if you are looking for that, move along.

I don’t take myself too seriously and don’t expect any of you to either.

That’s me in a nutshell.

Andi Fisher in her Vogue Lafont Sunglasses
Photo credit: Cactus Fox Photography

Why Misadventures with Andi?

In 2003, I moved to Switzerland to work. That was the first time living in a foreign country without my parents, so of course, there were mishaps, or misadventures, which I reported to all my friends and family in a weekly email called Misadventures with Andi.

I’d rather have misadventures than no adventures at all!

In 2008, when I decided to start a blog, the name stuck.

I blog about the things I like: travel, food (lots of food), movies, books, blogging, and social media.

Want to work with me? Here is my Media Kit. Want to hire me? Here’s what I can do for you.

Me speaking with Chef James, photo credit: Carl Dombeck of TheTravelPro

Welcome and let the misadventures roll!

P.S. Any content, media, or images on my site are the property of me alone, and/or websites or individuals wanting to cite my content need to ask for permission. Any questions on this, check out the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, which protects original content online.

Misadventures with Andi is a for-profit blog and posts may contain affiliate links. I may also make money by writing sponsored posts or hosting guest posts. All opinions always remain my own.





  1. Ava
    September 3, 2009

    I have just stumbled across your site via the blog revue site. I love your ‘About’ description. Your outlook on life sounds very similar to mine. I will keep reading!!

  2. Sassy Chica
    September 6, 2009

    I think you and your blog are fabulous!!!

    Sassy Chica

  3. Lunasa
    September 17, 2009

    Just found your blog today, and I spent a lot of time – probably too much time – reading it today at work! I will be back for more 😀


  4. Niki
    September 28, 2009

    Hello. I’ve been reading your blog for a short while and have given you an award. You can find it at my blog.

  5. Laurie
    September 30, 2009

    I think I love you (and your blog too)! How lucky are you that you lived in Paris. I am jealous. I found you through Shauna, who I met earlier in the year. I should have her re-do my blog!

  6. fishwithoutbicycle
    October 21, 2009

    I came across your site via http://www.cheeseandbeans.com and I have to say I recognise myself in your description of yourself. I am a Brit transplant to NYC, a complete foodie and a Francophile, although I’m sort of pondering a move to San Francisco too. Have Greencard will travel 😉 I’m also fairly shy, but my friends don’t believe me, but I’m a lot more outspoken than I used to be. 10years in NYC beats the shyness out of you after a while. It’s like aversion therapy 😉

  7. Marilyn Z. Tomlins
    November 11, 2009

    Your blog’s wonderful. I will look in all the time.

  8. Marilyn Z. Tomlins
    November 11, 2009

    I am having a problem leaving a comment. I hope that I am not repeating myself here for the umpteenth time. But I think your blog’s great. Don’t just be a wannabe writer — be a writer! Write a book!

    1. Andi
      November 11, 2009

      Hi Marilyn, I am sorry you are having trouble, I did receive your first comment! Welcome!

  9. Mugsy
    November 21, 2009

    Just found you through ICLW. I know I’ll be spending a good deal of time here catching up on your misadventures!

  10. Lindsey
    December 4, 2009

    So glad you found my blog and commented! It led me to yours! Your blog design is amazing I’m SUPER jealous! We’ll have to chat about that. Nosu avons toutes les deux des maris français, it must mean something, right? Adding you to my blogroll!


  11. Danielle
    December 13, 2009

    Thanks for commenting on my blog. I have really enjoyed reading your last few posting and plan on going further back. I have subscribed and I hope you have a merry SITSmas!

  12. Lynn
    January 1, 2010

    It is my pleasure to meet you, Andi. I am also into Paris and I can’t wait to go back again one day. Till then, I will always have your blog.

  13. le @whoop whoop
    January 22, 2010

    hello there andi ….

    jenx69 has steered me your way and I am just here to say a big hello and am now off to read about you, your wee cat, your darling frenchman (here I am minorly jealous … I just adore that you have a daily dose of european love in your life) …. and more – best le

  14. jake
    February 11, 2010

    Ahh now I understand! This is also a very chouette blog aussi. Bon Courage!

  15. The Fashionable Traveler
    February 13, 2010

    Hi Andi,

    I’ve enjoyed spending a lazy Saturday in bed, and have enjoyed reading your blog.


  16. plainbananas
    March 28, 2010

    What a great bio!

    1. Andi
      March 28, 2010

      @Plain (!) thanks and welcome! Liked your bio too!

  17. MoeAlza
    May 30, 2010

    Love the blog! The design is very appealing and easy to navigate through. And the bio is spectacular =]. Good Luck with the blog.

  18. Halley Nash
    June 29, 2010

    jenx69 has steered me your way and I am just here to say a big hello and am now off to read about you, your wee cat, your darling frenchman (here I am minorly jealous … I just adore that you have a daily dose of european love in your life) …. and more – best le

  19. Winifred
    July 26, 2010

    Just want to drop a message to let you know that I love reading your blog!

  20. Elena
    October 19, 2010

    Very nice blog, nice regards from LV!

  21. Meagan
    December 3, 2010

    I am really happy I found your blog! I’ve already bookmarked it and can’t wait to go back and read your past posts (not at all stalker-y I swear!)

  22. Lynn
    January 22, 2011

    I see you’re a friend of Alisa’s. Any friend of hers is a friend of mine. Nice to meet you!

    1. Andi
      January 22, 2011

      @Lynn, absolutely, she is the best! Happy to welcome you here and look forward to checking your space out!

  23. Risamay
    February 6, 2011

    I’m quite late to your party, but glad that I finally stumbled upon the fun. From the little I’ve read thus far, I’m hooked.

    1. Andi
      February 7, 2011

      @Risamay, hi and welcome, it is never too late to meet new people!

  24. Bonjour Romance
    February 14, 2011

    I just found your blog via your ad on HIParis. Your statement about being a total klutz but somehow managing not to break a bone – perhaps we are realated?! That is me! Iem an American expat who fell for a Frenchman too. I look forward to following your misadventures.

    1. Andi
      February 15, 2011

      @BonjourRomance, bienvenue! Thanks for stopping by and commenting! I look forward to checking out your blog as well!

  25. Amy
    March 1, 2011

    I found your site via Blogroll, & LOVE the way you describe your klutziness! Until I broke my wrist in an uber-amazing display of multiple klutz variations I call “dancing with a concrete corner,” I too had never broken a bone. Sprained stuff, brushburns, regular bones, cuts, bruises, yep. Until my Dance, no broken bones.

    I’m an inconsistent, wannabe blogger. It’s not for lack of discipline; I have been collecting chronic illnesses, I believe since toddlerhood if not birth, & came across one during my travels with a military spouse (which I adored & miss terribly!) that ultimately sidelined me-but not before I’d worked, full time, for 22 yr. when it should have sidelined me after 5, max 10 years (esp. as I kept adding chronic conditions, the most recent being psoriasis). Now, it’s getting even with me, in a major way, & has interfered with blogging on a regular basis.

    I’m a teacher, nurse, & wannabe computer geek/technophile. I like educating people, & have information on my blog teaching people how to avoid overdoses of acetaminophen (the generic name for Tylenol), some healthcare observations, & even some miscellany. I hope to add a bit more at least once a week, health permitting.

    Thanks for your delightful descriptions & for blogging!

    1. Andi
      March 1, 2011

      @Amy, thank you so much for the kind words. Glad to hear there is other klutzy people out there! For someone who has had to deal with a lot of illness, you sound wonderfully chipper – I think I am going to like that about you!

  26. Salma
    March 2, 2011

    I am loving your blog right now.

  27. Kate Wharton
    March 12, 2011

    Hi Andi, Great to connect with a fellow wannabe frenchie and fleur de lis fanatic 🙂 Hope you enjoy my eiffel tower, fleur de lis and paris bag necklace as much as I enjoyed making it! 🙂

    I’ll be following your misadventures!

    1. Andi
      March 12, 2011

      @Kate, hello and welcome! Hope you enjoy my little corner of the world!

  28. My
    April 23, 2011

    I LOVE your page! I enjoy your content very much and strive to make my blog something that is fun and interesting to read as yours is. Keep the posts coming!

  29. Angela Venable
    June 30, 2020

    I normally don’t read a lot of blogs, but I really enjoyed reading the Life Lessons from Scarlett O’Hara blog, and that lead to reading others. I like your honestly and how you say what’s on your mind!

  30. Ashlee Fechino
    December 27, 2020

    I love reading your blog and hearing about your life Andi. You inspire me! <3


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