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A Great Place to Stay!

 Experiences with Locals

 Best Ways of Getting Around

Lots of Extras, Lots of Support, No Herding, Hardly Any Schedules

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What’s the Cost?   What’s Included?

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starting as low as

$2799  (2 weeks in France)

per person, double occupancy

only $600 single supplement

Included in the package are:

  • A Great Place to Stay: Two weeks accommodation in an excellent apartment (pre-inspected by us)
  • Experiences with Locals:  Being  part of the rich social network  of locals is the secret ingredient that changes this from just travel to a life
    • Two meals with fellow participants and locals; a welcome and farewell dinner in a local restaurant well-reviewed and frequented by locals.
    • Two morning coffees with opportunities to meet  locals
    • Two excursions (of your choice) with locals.  Here’s an example.
  • A Way to Get Around: This option will differ depending on the location.  For example, in France, it’s 2 days Car rental  (yes, just two days…we think the public transportation is excellent and there are just a few places that you do really need a car.  Don’t worry, if you want a car the whole time we can arrange that as well. )
  • Lots of Extras, Lots of Support, No Herding:  We meet you at the airport, bring you to your apartment, give you an extensive orientation, help you get set up with a cellphone, and your local staff persons stays connected and offers ongoing support s for you to explore and sample this life your way.

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In some ways, we’re a package and in some ways, we’re the absolute opposite of a package.  We do put our services in a bundle, and we require a longer stay  — 2 weeks minimum and 3 weeks highly recommended.

So that is kind of package-y.

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But if a package means  “One size fits all.” we’re the opposite of a package.

 

 

 

 

You choose the people who interact with.  You choose your excursions.  You choose your apartment and you choose your schedule.  You design exactly the stay  — the life — you want.  Our secret ingredient: a rich connection to a variety of  locals who belong to this place, love it and will  enjoy helping you belong too!

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Delve into any of these topics…with a trusted local resident who can help you explore them.

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Nature & Recreation

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