We are avid exchangers, having completed 20+ in 8 years.
We are a married couple in our 40's and self-employed. Our passions include travel, bicycling, animals, architecture and modern design, cooking and good food. For us a perfect day is an active one exploring a new location followed by good conversation over an enjoyable meal and maybe a bottle of wine.
We usually travel alone, never with children, but occasionally with another couple if it is agreeable with our exchangers. We are animal lovers and happy to care for pets. We also have an adored rescue cat but he will either travel with us or be boarded when you visit due to his medical needs.
We do not smoke and seek only non-smoking homes. We [almost] always need high speed internet access when we travel.
It's a bonus for us when exchangers within a drive or 4 hour flight of Vancouver can offer pet-friendly homes. Our exceedingly well traveled, mellow and well behaved senior cat requires medication and as a result, it's great when he can travel with us instead of boarding him. (What other cat do you know that has done a 5-month-5-state road trip and spent 10 days on the Vegas strip, but seems to prefer Palm Springs? :)