- Robert CEO/Founder (58)
- Cathy Director of Marketing & Communications (57)
- Bobby Naval Aviator (25)
- Samantha TOMS Shoes- Giving Department (24)
Greetings from sunny Southern California!
Robert & Cathy are recent "empty nesters" although we prefer the term "unchaperoned! We are both professional engineers and have owned our own consulting business (www.reservestudy.com) for over 25 years. For exchanges within the United States, we are open to going almost anywhere, even on the spur of the moment. For international exchanges, we prefer long-term (3-5 week) exchanges so we can really experience life as a local! All of our travel can be considered a "working vacation", so other than a strong & reliable wifi connection, we are easy to please and flexible.
Our family includes two young-adult children: a Navy pilot son and a daughter that graduated from the University of Notre Dame. We are a close knit family, so it would be our intention to invite them to join us for all or part of our trip. Their schedules vary, so the actual # of travelers is usually up in the air until the last minute!
July 1 — July 31, 2016 These dates are flexible
December 20 — January 3, 2016 These dates are flexible
December 20 — January 2, 2016 These dates are flexible
Robert is especially passionate about golfing. He loves a course that is naturally beautiful & challenging.
Cathy loves interesting buildings, stunning views, and beautiful gardens.
We had a most wonderful time in Cathy and Robert's gorgeous home. It is in a great location for sightseeing in Southern California and the area itself is beautiful, but most of all, Cathy and Robert have a beautiful, welcoming home. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here and have taken many happy memories home with us, and will be staying in touch with this lovely family.
Our family of 2 adults and 2 teenagers stayed in Cathy’s and Robert’s house during August 2015. Their home was clean, spacious, lovingly decorated and came with a very well stocked kitchen. In short a great place to be! Their backyard is a delight as well with a wonderful pool and several seating areas, loungers and a hammock. We enjoyed their location in the affluent area of Westlake Village very much. Westlake has great restaurants, shops and all you could ask for. We made day trips to Santa Barbara, Malibu, Los Angeles, the Valley and the Santa Ynez wine valley etc. Cathy’s preparation was wonderfully extensive and thoughtful, we were received with a nice gift and she had prepared a list of restaurants, sights, beaches, shops etc. Very helpful and much appreciated! Cathy & Robert even made some little video’s that showed how to operate certain items in their house. Communication with Cathy was a delight and an exchange with the Nordlunds comes highly recommended. Hubert & Annelies