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10th Anniversary Destination: France?

Stefan Loble

Distance from NYC: 3,627 miles.

Living in France would be a reset on how to approach life. Particularly in the South of France, people work to live, not the other way around. And, the sense of a focus on joy is palpable. 

One ideal location might be the city of Lyon. It has amazing food, culture and much of the draw of Paris, but on a smaller scale. And, I enjoy the warmth of people in the south of France. Lyon’s location would support a focus on mountain adventures in the Alps including Italy, Switzerland and beyond.

Once, when Jules was 5 we took a trip to a Colonie de Vacances that charmed us with just how much slower and more joyful our lives could be.

Collage of images from Stefan's travels in France showing the Eiffel tower, a public swimming spa, and French cheeses.


  • The Alps are a real draw and the mountains are where Rachel feels at home.
  • After 9 years of a bilingual French education, Jules is ready to put it into action.
  • After mountains of hard work through the pandemic (me to pilot Bluffworks and Rachel to run Jules’s bilingual middle school) we could use a re-balancing of our lives.


  • France would be the most familiar shift in perspective for Jules.
  • We wouldn’t experience another language other than French.
  • It’s a more expensive place to live.


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Why are we writing this?

This blog post is part of our 10th Anniversary Adventure Giveaway. You can guess what country Stefan and his family are moving to for a chance to win a grand prize of up to $1,760 in airfare credit, accessories, and apparel. Contest runs from August 11-18, 2022. Terms & conditions apply.

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