Unless you want one of the best vacations ever, you probably should not exchange with John and Karen. Their home is right in the heart of the French quarter on the most desirable corner and walking distance from everything. Online the distances to to the quarters best restaurants is measured in feet, not miles. Great street musicians are playing virtually underneath the balcony. I truly do not know where you would find a better home base for your trip to New Orleans.
Their home is terrific and typically new Orleans. Judy and I live in the mountains and really are not city people at all, and we had a wonderful time wandering around the quarter and also just enjoying a glass of wine on the balcony and listening to the music on the street. This was one of our most memorable exchanges ever and we hope in the future we can do another one with them.