Deborah Bine

You maybe know her already as the Barefoot Blogger, loves to share tales of her solo life in France as an American expat who speaks no French. Retired from a career in advertising and marketing communications, and divorced after a 40-year marriage with children, Deborah left Beaufort, South Carolina and all of her belongings two years ago to move to the south of France. Now that she has found her “bliss,” her passion is to encourage others to break away from whatever is holding them back and to go after their dreams. “We’re on life’s journey alone. Be certain you love who you are and where you are.”


by Deborah Bine

Experience A Taste of the Camargue: Feria du Riz

Have you ever heard about the Camargue? If not, you definitely should! One of the best opportunities to get to know the region might be visiting it during the Festival of Rice, held each year in Arles. Parades, concerts, bullfights, horse-shows, a food market and a lot more!

by Deborah Bine

10 Surprising Things I Learned About the French

When I came to France to live four years ago, I knew very little about French life. I’d heard tales about how the French were distant and unfriendly. I’d read about French men and their romances. I knew how much the French love their dogs.  

by Deborah Bine

Want to Live Abroad? Learn to Let Go!

Want to move to France? Wondering just how they did it? Do you think about whether or not you could do it? Deborah shares with you 4 things you are sure to have on your mind before the big move.

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