Our names are Joan and Eileen. We've been together for 32 years and our primary residence is in Montclair, NJ a close suburb of New York City. We purchased our East Hampton home as a second home in 2006 and have loved every minute of being there. We have three kids and our youngest (18 year old twins) head to college this fall (9/13). We have both developed flexible careers after full time careers. Joan ran a large national nonprofit for many years and Eileen was in television programming, most notably as the head of programming for The Food Network. Eileen is now a real estate agent and developer and Joan has a thriving nonprofit consulting practice. The flexibility of our careers combined with an empty NJ nest allows us to begin to explore the world in ways we have not been able to before. When we do travel, we typically use homeaway.com and really love the immersion experience of staying in a beautiful home. We recently learned about homeexchange and thought this would be perfect for our interest in traveling.