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Preferred Exchanges

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

    July 20 — August 31, 2016 These dates are flexible

  • Italy

    July 20 — August 31, 2016 These dates are flexible

  • Spain

    July 23 — August 31, 2016

  • France

    July 23 — August 31, 2016

  • United Kingdom

    December 1 — December 31, 2016 These dates are flexible

    Restricted to school holidays


  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Swimming
  • Historic Sites
  • Museums
  • Theater/Cinema
  • Shopping
Vacation Type

Exchange Reviews

July - August 2015

Pam and Malcolm were fantastic exchange partners. Leading up to ...

Sara said

Pam and Malcolm were fantastic exchange partners. Leading up to the exchange, they were so helpful by providing detailed recommendations for exploring their neighborhood, London and the surrounding English countryside. They were excellent communicators, getting back to us quickly when we had questions. Their home is located in Kensal Rise, which is adjacent to the famous Notting Hill. Kensal Rise is a diverse neighborhood, which has been inhabited by folks in the media and art industries, but has more recently been discovered by bankers who enjoy the easy transportation into the City Center. We could walk to many shops and pubs, and had excellent access to the 52 bus (just a block walk) and the Willesden Green underground station (about a 10-15 minute walk). Our children really enjoyed Queen's Park, which was about a 10 minute walk: a 9-hole golf course, tennis courts, Ping-Pong tables, a wonderful play structure with a zip line, a petting zoo, a first-rate café, wading pool, and lots of fields. Their immediate street is very quiet, and we were able to sleep in without the noise of traffic. It is amazing to be so close to the "action" but to have such a quiet respite away from the hustle and bustle. The beds were all very comfortable, and we woke up each morning relaxed! Their home is splendid. The three story house had everything we needed for our home away from home. The downstairs has a comfortable media room, where our boys enjoyed playing the Sony Wii U video games in the morning on the flat screen TV. The kitchen is recently updated with top notch appliances. Pam and Malcolm left us some wine, cheese and essentials, so we didn't have to shop upon arrival. We enjoyed wine in the garden and coffee in the morning in their warm sunroom. Upstairs are three bedrooms and a full bath. Our boys were very comfortable in their son's and daughter's rooms. The third level is the master suite, which had a comfortable bed, French doors that opened to a view of the garden, and an en suite bathroom. Very roomy!! They took wonderful care of our home in Pleasanton. We would do another exchange with them in a moment!!

Pam and Malcolm
What we said about Sara's house:

We spent the most wonderful 3 weeks this summer in California! Don, Sara and their 2 boys are a really great family, and made us feel very welcome in their home - all communications prior to and during the exchange were easy and they left a comprehensive house guide for us. The house was just lovely - super clean, very comfortable and kid friendly. We enjoyed spending time in their garden with the BBQ and hot tub, and spent time exploring Pleasanton and the local area as well as San Francisco and the wider Bay area. They took very good care of our home, and we would highly recommend them as exchange partners. Thanks again Don and Sara for enabling us to have such a marvellous vacation!

January - December 2012

We had the most wonderful exchange experience with the Carruther's ...

Peter from Lafayette, United States said

We had the most wonderful exchange experience with the Carruther's Family! The house was exceptionally clean and everything was represented properly. They went out of their way to make room for us and our things. All communications were very smooth and they even made us a lengthy "house guide" with all types of information on the area - where to eat, shop, get a hair cut, etc.... We had a medical emergency of sorts and were very helpful in explaining where to go, which doctor to visit etc. They just went above and beyond the norm in making us feel comfortable. The house was perfect for a family of 4! We would definitely recommend them as a trustworthy family. They left our house cleaner than when we left it!