greetings from sunny madrid


Preferred Exchanges

  • Open to Any Destination
  • Open to Any Dates
  • United States

    October 15 — November 10, 2015 These dates are flexible

    any where from W Virginia to upstate NY and Portland, Maine will do. Our goal is to see the fall season change and perhaps do a bit of trecking in the Appalachian.. Ideal 2 weeks. simultaneous exchange not required.

  • Puerto Rico

    December 2 — January 31, 2016 These dates are flexible

    Simultaneous exchange not required.

  • Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France

    January 20 — February 28, 2015 These dates are flexible

    simultaneous exchange not required

  • France

    January 15 — March 15, 2015 These dates are flexible

    anywhere near a ski resort. The swiss alpes would also be just fine.simultaneous exchange not required.

  • Naples, FL, USA

    November 1 — December 15, 2015 These dates are flexible

    or any beach town as far north as tampa. Simultaneous exchange not required.

  • Hawaii, United States

    December 1 — November 30, 2016 These dates are flexible

    any of the islands. any timetable except june-sept period but we are flexible. Simultaneous exchange not required.


  • Cycling
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Yoga/Meditation
  • Culinary Travel
  • Historic Sites

Exchange Reviews

October - November 2013

We just completed our exchange at Ivan and Pilar's Madrid ...

Erik and Liz
Erik and Liz said

We just completed our exchange at Ivan and Pilar's Madrid apartment, and we couldn't have been happier! Everything was great. We had no problems at all during our stay -- Ivan and Pilar left plenty of maps and great tips for how to best explore Madrid as a "newbie," as well as notes about how everything in their apartment worked. Their home is close to a market and several local restaurants, as well as a metro station, making it very easy to pop down to the center of things to see all the sights. (Madrid has a very modern and easy-to-use metro, and catching a cab is super easy, too.) Their neighborhood was very safe and clean and everyone who worked in their building was very helpful as well. We had a fantastic time and would definitely recommend an exchange at their place! Liz and Erik, Naples, FL

November -1

We cannot say enough about the hospitality and home of ...

Peter and Carne
Peter and Carne said

We cannot say enough about the hospitality and home of Ivan and Pilar. On our first day, Pilar's sister gave us a personal tour to orient us to the neighborhood. She also led us to a cute local cafe where we had our first (of many) Spanish hot chocolate and churros! Our hosts helped us find venues for local music, including flamenco, classical, and jazz and provided information about local restaurants and Madrid's fine museums. We did not turn the television on once! All main tourist activities are easily accessible by bus/metro (less than 2 blocks) or walking. Our home away from home was comfortable, clean, and very convenient. Thank you Ivan and Pilar for making our stay so lovely.

Exchange photos from :
September - October 2014

We exchanged with Ivan and Pilar and had a wonderful ...

Louise & David
Louise & David from Vancouver said

We exchanged with Ivan and Pilar and had a wonderful exchange. We were fortunate to arrrange to meet them in Madrid at the beginning of the exchange, and then also host them for few days in Vancouver at the end of the exchange. They are warm, funny people, very gracious and generous. Their apartment is in a wonderful location for visiting Madrid, just steps away from one of Madrid's famed food markets, and very close to both bus and metro. The neighborhood is quiet, but with bars and restaurants all within walking distance, the bonus for those warm Madrid days: a really nice pool and outdoor area. They took great care of our house and car, and would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone looking to exchange.

ivan & pilar
What we said about Louise & David's house:

An excellent exchange.... A beautiful and well equipped home in a quiet an upscale location with good access by road to all the places we wanted to visit. Also, we can not say enough good things about David and Louise warm and practical ways which made us feel very much at home. The car exchange worked out very well. Our hosts went out of their way with tips and suggestions of places of interest starting with excellent trekking spots near their home to further out places such as Whistler and Manning National Park. Upon arrival we found their dinning room table full with well prepared dossiers. Vancouver is a beautiful city and surrounding areas are simply outstanding and not to be missed. Last but not least and certainly important to us, was having the opportunity to meet and share time with our hosts and new found friends. Many thanks to David, Louise and their daughter Carmen for such an outstanding visit.