In May 2022, Sunni and her family visited San Juan Capistrano, a small city in California famous for its missions. She shared her experience traveling to a city off the beaten path and staying with her family in a HomeExchange.

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What did you appreciate most about the home you stayed in?

The home was beautiful and stayed true to the local culture in its design and interior furnishings. The home also had a beautiful pool and hot tub area that was perfect for relaxing.


What did you appreciate most about your exchange partner?

Our exchange partners had excellent communication! I appreciated being able to read dozens of great reviews about them and then experience the same things others highlighted about them. They were also very welcoming and provided us with a generous welcome basket upon our arrival.

What did you see or do during your exchange?

We really enjoyed visiting the beach, swimming in the pool, and picking oranges from the tree in their backyard!

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What is one of your best memories or experiences from a home exchange?

I really enjoyed getting the opportunity to explore a small town in Southern CA that would never have been on my radar. We had the best time!


What would you say to your friends and family who are considering HomeExchange?

Do it! You won't regret the amazing experiences you will have as you travel and experience a place like a local.

What tips and tricks would you give to new HomeExchangers?

I would encourage new home exchangers to be open-minded and practice good communication.

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