- Steve Sales Director (53)
- Joanna Stay at Home Mom (37)
- Katie (6)
- Alex (2)
Greetings from Beautiful Portland!
Hello! We are a fun family of four (and a cat) who enjoy traveling and experiencing new places. With our 5 year old daughter and 2 yr old son, we're ready to visit some of our favorite, and most importantly, NEW destinations. We are excited about a home exchange and feel it will allow us to see and do far more than we could otherwise. Over the past few years we have stayed relatively close to home (West Coast: Seattle, Southern California and Arizona). That said, we absolutely love Sedona, AZ and would entertain an exchange there almost anytime. We also enjoy warm, sunny weather with access to water (beach, pool or lake) and would entertain this year-round as well. New areas of interest include; New England area (Boston in particular), New York and Denver. International destinations are definitely a priority with Canada, England and Europe being high on the list. Despite these preferences, however, we would gladly (and most certainly) look forward to a potential exchange elsewhere.
Living in the Pacific Northwest we get our fair share of rain, so beautiful SUNNY weather is something we love. Beaches, lakes, pools - sun and water make for a lovely family vacation. Hawaii and Sedona, AZ are two of our favorite destinations! (Any yes, we know there are no beaches in Sedona, but a pool with those lovely Red Rocks in the background do just fine!)
Joanna and Steve's Craftsman-style home in NE Portland is spacious, well-appointed and comfortable! We especially loved the big porch and deck. Also, the kitchen is very user-friendly. We enjoyed walking to the very good restaurants and brewpubs nearby, not to mention the old-fashioned bakery. And our kids enjoyed playing across the street in the schoolyard, as well as in the nearby park. The Columbia river gorge was also easily accessed from here--gorgeous scenery! They were wonderful communicators, always responding to texts or emails quickly. They were fabulous hosts who shared things with us like coffee, coupons and great tips for restaurants. We loved exchanging with such thoughtful, kind and friendly people in their glorious home!
Our very first exchange was with Barbra and Ron. Their home in San Francisco was perfect for us. There was plenty of room, it is nicely decorated and is warm and comfortable. The location worked well for us as we frequented Golden Gate Park with our young children and the neighborhood was walking friendly and safe. They were gracious with the use of anything we wanted and the communication with them was frequent and friendly. There was a great deal of local information and pamphlets available and their instructions for the home was well thought out and thorough. They took very good care of our home and would be welcomed back anytime. We highly recommend an exchange with this lovely family.