- Evan Student (13)
- Ella Student (9)
Hello from beautiful San Francisco!
We are a family of 4 consisting of Desmond (45), Roxy (40), Evan (8) and Ella (4). We are passionate travelers that believe that the best experiences in life are travel experiences.
Desmond is a professional photographer (www.desmondcharles.com) and musician that plays soccer and coaches Evan & Ella's soccer teams.
Roxy is a marketing executive for a Technology company, assists Desmond in the photography business and is a master social planner.
Our kids have traveled around the world with us. Given that, they are very flexible, well behaved and respectful of other culture and people.
Until recently, we owned and operated a bicycle touring company, operating bicycle tours throughout Europe.
We also have a very friendly and fluffy cat (Louis). He is an indoor/outdoor cat. All that we would ask of you is to fill up his food and water, make sure he's inside at night and change his litter if you're staying here more than a week.
Besides traveling, we also love to cook, see live music and entertain friends and family.
Every since Desmond and I started traveling together over 22 years ago, we have shared this passion and have made it a priority. We now share this passion with our children.
We especially love to travel with our kids in order to team them about other parts of the world and cultures (as well as enjoy beautiful places closer to home!).
In July 2014, we traveled around California without our parents, who had to stay in France during the summer. So when we figured that San Francisco was a must-see during our trip, we asked Roxy and Desmond if they would consider hosting us in their home for three days. We had never done a hospitality exchange before and we are so glad to have met this family. We felt at home because their house is so welcoming: the music room is large yet warm, the bedroom we stayed in was very comfortable and they have a cat, named Louis who is adorable. We shared a diner together, with their two children and it was a pleasure to talk about travel and French food. Roxy and Desmond gave us the best tips to make the most of our stay in the city and we'll gladly do the same if they ever come to Paris. All the best Pauline and Mathilde