Our family of 4 includes two adults, our 24 year-old daughter and our 21 year-old son. Susan, age 59, is a classical pianist and teacher. Bill, also age 59, is a psychiatrist. Elisabeth is a recent graduate from Duke University where she majored in biology and minored in Japanese. She is currently working as a veterinary technician while she prepares to apply to veterinary school. Nicholas will be a senior at Duke and is studying history, literature, and drama. Nick and Elisabeth are beginning their own lives, so they may or may not be with us during our home exchanges. We are definitely a non-smoking household. We have two small non-shedding dogs (Havanese), whom will be staying with friends during our travels. We ask that you give our fish a bit of food every other day or so, or contact a designated neighbor should you decide to travel. We have friends who will be available for help should the need arise, and we will be glad to furnish local maps, tourist information and personal recommendations. The use of our car is negotiable. We keep a clean, smoke-free home and will do the same for yours.