One of the first images that came to mind after I got laid of was of me riding a bike down a street in Paris. I think it had something to do with the idea of being free to uproot myself, work from wherever I want, try on a few cities for size, etc. I know it's a cliche, but who wouldn't want to spend a month or two playing expat in a beautiful city with the perfect little garret apartment, furnished just so with a mix of shabby chic little Frenchie finds. Well, thanks to the awesome blog Decor 8, I've found a great site that can make that happen.
Caravan is an Australian site that helps connect creative types looking to spend time abroad. You can post and answer listings for apartment rentals and swaps for free, and each listing is vetted by the site to ensure that you're not some sleazy broker or penis enlargement spammer. There are listings for lofts in Barcelona, beach shacks in Melbourne, and, yet, flats in Paris. And many are swoon-worthy.