Greetings from paradise

Traveling Group
  • Rich , retired school district administrator, college professor
  • Melissa retired teacher, adjunct college professor

Listings

Preferred Exchanges

  • Open to Any Destination
  • Open to Any Dates
  • San Diego, CA, USA

    June 30 — July 31, 2017 These dates are flexible

    A simultaneous exchange is preferred but not essential. We have a daughter and grandchild in San Diego so we will always be willing to travel here.

  • San Diego, CA, USA

    June 30 — December 31, 2017 These dates are flexible

    A simultaneous exchange is preferred but not essential.

  • San Diego, CA, USA

    July 1 — July 18, 2015 These dates are flexible

    A simultaneous exchange is preferred but not essential.

  • San Diego, CA, USA

    June 30 — December 12, 2017

    Looking for a month long exchange.

Interests

  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding
  • River Rafting/Boating
  • Rock Climbing
  • Skiing
  • Swimming
  • Antiquing
  • Culinary Travel
  • Historic Sites
  • Museums
  • Theater/Cinema
  • Shopping
Especially Passionate About

Mountain Skiing and Nature

Rich is passionate about his skiing and city life. Melissa is happiest in the mountains and in gardens. However, our children live in the cities at opposite side of the United States so we need to be flexible. Our family is important to us.

Vacation Type
1

Exchange Reviews

July - July 2014

We had a delightful and beautiful time in Canmore, at ...

Karen and Paul
Karen and Paul from San Diego said

We had a delightful and beautiful time in Canmore, at the base of the Canadian Rockies, at Melissa and Rich's townhouse. You can see the majestic granite rocky mountains outside their front deck, as seen in their listing photo. The townhouse is 3 stories, with the main living area on the middle floor and the 3 bedrooms and 1 very large remodeled bathroom on the top floor. There was plenty of room for us, our two adult daughters, son-in-law and grandkids. The area is quiet and relaxing and only a few minutes to Canmore (even walkable) for groceries and restaurants, only about 10 miles to Banff, and Canmore is located an hour south of Lake Louise, and just over an hour to the Calgary airport. It is in a perfect location. We toured Banff one day, and that place crowded and full of activity. This townhouse was very pleasant with nice walks outside the back deck. If you live in San Diego and want to exchange in the beautiful Canadian Rockies, this is the place you should go. They love to come to San Diego to visit their daughter and grandson. If we ever want to journey back up there, we'd contact Melissa! Karen and Paul, San Diego

Melissa and Rich
What we said about Karen and Paul's house:

This was a very nice trade for us. Karen and Paul were most gracious both before and during our stay at their lovely townhouse. Their home was well appointed and comfortable for us and our six year old grandson. They had created an extensive book explaining how everything worked in their home, along with some great suggestions for eating and sightseeing around the town. Since we had similar tastes we even found out how to work our TV remote. Rancho Bernardo is a very quiet suburb of San Diego, less than 30 minutes from everything in the town of San Diego and the beaches. The sunsets were serene with the colors and the breakfasts on the porch were a fun way of beginning the day. This quiet home was a great spot to come back to after a hectic day of sightseeing. We would highly recommend Karen and Paul’s townhouse for a great visit to San Diego. Thanks Karen for all your help.