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Preferred Exchanges

  • Open to Any Destination
  • Open to Any Dates
  • South Africa

    September 1 — December 31, 2015 These dates are flexible

    A simultaneous exchange is not essential. We can flexible about dates.

  • New Zealand

    September 1 — December 31, 2016 These dates are flexible

    We are looking for a long-term (one month or longer) exchange in New Zealand.

  • Philippines

    January 1 — December 31, 2016 These dates are flexible

    A simultaneous exchange is not essential. We can travel at any time.

  • Mozambique

    January 1 — December 31, 2016 These dates are flexible

  • Madagascar

    January 1 — December 31, 2016

Interests

  • Culinary Travel
  • Historic Sites
  • Museums
Vacation Type
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Exchange Reviews

July - July 2013

Our trip to Texas was our first home exchange and ...

Thomas & Charlotte
Thomas & Charlotte from Indre By said

Our trip to Texas was our first home exchange and we did not know much of our destination, Dallas and the whole home exchange concept. Our exchange with Hank and Phillissa quickly exceeded all our expectations in every possible way. Hank and Phillissa were - to put it simply - the perfect hostess, they welcomed us to their beautiful home and everything was taken care of before our arrival down to the smallest details which included practical arrangements for our son, “sightseeing kit”, local “lifelines” etc.. Their home, with a very good Dallas location, was very lovely and the staff in the building service minded to a point that we are not used to in the Nordic countries – we had local living with the service of a 5 star hotel. Dallas also had a lot of activities to offer - shopping, museums, good cuisine etc. Our 2 weeks went by too fast - thank you for a great experience to our new friends - already looking forward to our next exchange :o)

Hank & Phillissa
What we said about Thomas & Charlotte's house:

We had a great time at this lovely waterfront condo in Copenhagen. It's proximity to public transportation, shops and restaurants, and the sites in Copenhagen was perfect. The experience was one of really living in Copenhagen and not as a tourist. We had good communication with Thomas and Charlotte before and during the exchange, and they could not have been better hosts. Thank you Thomas and Charlotte for a wonderful stay in Copenhagen!

January - December 2011

We have spent a wonderful time at Phillissa and Hank's ...

Cynthia
Cynthia from Florianopolis, Brazil said

We have spent a wonderful time at Phillissa and Hank's apartment in Dallas. Their home is located in the most beautiful region of Dallas, an upscale yet centrally located neighborhood. The apartment is also within easy access to several restaurants, cafes and a beautiful park. It was also a very nice experience to live for a short period in a place that felt like an art gallery, finely decorated with great taste and creativity. Phillissa and Hank were also wonderful hosts and gave us lots of tips on places and attractions to visit during our stay. It was a great and pleasant home exchange experience we will not forget. Cynthia & Wladimir

Hank & Phillissa
What we said about Cynthia's house:

This lovely condo in Florianopolis is located on a beautiful lagoon, yet near so many great restaurants, beautiful beaches and other points of interest. The condo is well-furnished and modern with stunning views of the lagoon, a great patio and the many amenities in the resort. Our hosts were so helpful in leaving information about what to do in the area and were available by phone and email. Do not miss the opportunity to stay in this lovely home in Florianopolis. Phillissa and Hank Dallas, Texas

January - December 2010

We had a lovely time at this swank Dallas apartment ...

Nicole
Nicole from Ridgway, United States said

We had a lovely time at this swank Dallas apartment which felt much more like a New York Loft with its sleek modern design, creative art and designer furniture. Hank and Phillissa were extremely helpful in providing us with everything we needed for our visit from guidebooks to restaurant tips. The use of their car with GPS (essential in Dallas!!!) was extremely generous and made our stay complete since Dallas is truly a car-based destination. The apartment was so neat, clean and clutter-free, it felt more like a vacation rental than a lived-in home. It was a lovely experience and a perfect exchange - thank you!!

January - December 2009

This condo is truly fabulous!! Magnficent modern design and a ...

Helen
Helen from Ireland said

This condo is truly fabulous!! Magnficent modern design and a treasure trove of modern art that I enjoyed immensely. The photos don't do it justice, it will really wow you in person!. It is an airy open concept. It has a beautiful view of the garden greenery from the apartment and a huge deck. The staff of the building were extremely nice and helpful. They valet park your car. Located in one of the most exclusive areas of Dallas with lots of shops and restaurants. Quiet comfortable and has wi-fi. Do not miss an opportunity to stay here! Helen from Houston.

January - December 2011

I was able to visit Dallas and stay here. What ...

Dwight and Christine
Dwight and Christine from Chicago said

I was able to visit Dallas and stay here. What a lovely residence and the owners couldn't be nicer. The residence is extremely clean and beautifully decorated. The kitchen and living area were top notch and I enjoyed staying there. It's the way a home exchange should be, everything went smooth and exceeded my expectations. Highly recommended and the owners are very accommodating. They are well travelled and understand the importance of how to be hospitable. Great exchange!

January - December 2010

Had an absolutely great time ant Hank and Phillissa's! Their ...

Liezel
Liezel from Strand, Cape Town, South Africa said

Had an absolutely great time ant Hank and Phillissa's! Their apartment is absolutely stunning, the staff is the best I have ever encountered and the apartment is really close to downtown (you could drive or take the tram, which is about a 5 minute walk to the nearest stop)Phillissa and Hank have been unbelievably helpful ,by leaving more than enough info on Dallas and its surroundings. They also contacted us on a regular basis to make sure everything was ok - which is much appreciated.Would not stay in any other place if I intend to travel to Dallas!

January - December 2011

We exchanged this summer with Phillissa and Hank in Dallas. ...

Francesca e Luigi
Francesca e Luigi from Rome said

We exchanged this summer with Phillissa and Hank in Dallas. If you are looking to visit Dallas then their beautiful home is the perfect home base: probably the best place in Dallas to stay; great house, fabulous neighborhood with very nice and helpful people. Phillissa and Hank were very accomodating, prepared, leaft copious notes and quick to replied to all emails, which set up the good flow to the exchange. The home is in a upscale neighborhood close to shopping and the main point of interests. The home was very comfortable and inviting, with a very warm and welcoming atmosphere, beautifully decorated. Phillissa and Hank have a wealth of information from maps to guide books to help you plan out your activities while there. This was one of our more enjoyable vacations and exchanges. The experience of staying in a home is far superior to a hotel, especially if you find a home like this one: in this case not only you have the feeling of being in a five stars hotel but for sure you can experience Dallas at its best . We are happy to have two new friends in Dallas. We would highly recommend this home and people for an exchange. Luigi and Francesca

January - December 2011

Fabulous home exchange in the most covenient and upscale part ...

Tim
Tim from Utah said

Fabulous home exchange in the most covenient and upscale part of Dallas. Phillissa and Hank make themselves completely available both prior to and during your stay. This ultramodern apartment is in the perfect location for exploring all that Dallas has to offer. Don't miss the really cool Katy Trail. If you are coming to Dallas this is the perfect spot. Tim & Nannette

November -1

My son and I just spent several days at Hank ...

Tomas
Tomas from Buenos Aires said

My son and I just spent several days at Hank and Phillissa’s home in Dallas. My son is a local, and he told me, and I soon discovered, that this home is located in one of the nicest neighborhoods and most central locations in all of Dallas. It’s a short walk to Katy Trail, Uptown and all the stores and restaurants you will need. You will feel like you are at a modern art museum with all the interesting art, the huge amount of daylight and the very modern design of the home. I am a very experienced swapper and what I was most impressed with was the grace and comfort that I experienced in making the swap arrangements with Phillissa and Hank. They made it easy from beginning to end.

July - July 2014

From the minute you enter this fabulous Turtle Creek condo ...

Sylvia & James
Sylvia & James from Austin said

From the minute you enter this fabulous Turtle Creek condo you are swept into a light-filled, modern open space. As our own home is quite traditional, it was a real treat and 'change of scenery' to be in this stunning contemporary setting, filled with interesting art, stylish yet comfortable furniture, and a chef's dream kitchen with top of the line cookery and dishware. The linens were fresh and lovely, as was everything about the home. The setting in the Turtle Creek area is lush and offers terrific areas to walk to enjoy nature and local shops and restaurants. Hank and Phyllissa were top notch 'virtual' hosts, providing an abundance of in-the-know tips and outing suggestions. The communication between us before, during, and even after was responsive and warm. Lobby staff and easy in-building parking complete the perfect package. This is an A+ property.

April - April 2015

Hank and Phillissa's house was amazing. And as host's they ...

Melanie
Melanie from Florence said

Hank and Phillissa's house was amazing. And as host's they are so welcoming. We felt so privileged to share their world for a week. The house is full of modern art. Everyday felt like waking up in an art gallery. It was an experience just to get to study the different pieces. You can see how passionate they are about traveling and hosting. We we arrived they had wine and fruit and really anything we needed. Phillissa who knew Tony was passionate about learning Tex-Mex even left a cookbook for him! The location is incredible, there is a gorgeous creek, just outside the apartment. One of our favorite things to do was just walking around the neighborhood. And the building staff was exceptional. If you are lucky enough to be offered an exchange by Hank and Phillissa - thank the heavens and go. You will not find better exchangers.

Hank & Phillissa
What we said about Melanie's house:

First the family: Warm, welcoming and accommodating in every way. Paolo and Melanie were the best hosts we could have asked for in Florence. This lovely, well-equipped apartment is just across the bridge from the teaming heart of Florence, which make it an ideal location. You are in a real neighborhood, but only minutes from all of the sites. The neighborhood itself has plenty to offer with shops, restaurants and coffee bars just steps away. We never used a taxi. All of Melanie's suggestions for sites and especially restaurants were spot on. We highly recommend this lovely apartment to anyone looking for a real experience in Florence, with the convenience of the sites very nearby. Great exchange.