Congratulations to the two giveaway winners, Thomas Gibson and Marc Beckerman!

Does renting your home to finance living in France for three months sound like a fantasy?

Deborah L. Jacobs, a travel and business writer (whose previous uber-popular book, Estate Planning Smarts, is now in its fourth edition), has just published a new memoir called Four Seasons in a Day: Travel, Transitions, and Letting Go of the Place We Call Home.

The 283-page book, an award-winning finalist in the “Travel: Guides & Essays” category of the 2017 International Book Awards, shares Deborah and her husband’s misdaventures as they rent out their Park Slope, Brooklyn, brownstone for three months and use the proceeds to Airbnb their way through rural France.

Along with many wonderful anecdotes of acclimating to life in small towns in the Loire Valley and Basque regions, Deborah shares some hard-won lessons about the challenges of the new “sharing economy.”

We think the book will be loved not only by Francophiles but by anyone else who has dreamed about starting life anew in another country.

*Want more info about the book? Read Laura Kelly’s engaging review of Four Seasons in a Day on GettingOnTravel.


Author Deborah L. Jacobs has agreed to send two lucky readers an inscribed copy of “Four Seasons in a Day.”


Leave a brief comment below by midnight EST on July 15 telling why you would like to read Four Season in a Day.


  • Two randomly selected entries will be chosen to win the paperback version of the book. If the winner selected lives out of the U.S., he/she will receive a Kindle version.
  • Contest ends at midnight EST July 15, 2017. Winners will be announced here.

Can’t wait to read the book—or purchase it as a gift for your favorite traveler? You can purchase a copy of Four Seasons in a Day on Amazon.

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