- Shilene Full-Time Mom (45)
- Carl Outdoor Science School Director (38)
- Silvana Full-Time Kid (4)
Come to the beautiful San Bernardino Mountains!
We are an active couple in our 30's & 40's, who added another adventure traveller to the family in June 2011. We love the outdoors and that's why we live, work and play in these mountains. Carl's hobbies include mountaineering, rock climbing and back country skiing. Shilene enjoys hiking, biking, cross-country skiing and swing dancing. Silvana likes to laugh and play in the dirt. We work/worked with 10-12 year olds at an Outdoor Science School. Shilene is a California native and Carl grew up in Michigan. We speak a little French and German.
We've really enjoyed nearby weekend and weeklong exchanges
We thrive outside! We have been fortunate to live and work in natural settings.
Very friendly and nice people. Great location for exploring Pasadena. A comfortable, nicely decorated and well-kept home. We would recommend this home for an exchange.
Great location! Nice home! Good people! We would recommend this home for an exchange.
We enjoyed this cozy and comfortable home which was in a quiet neighborhood, away from the Beijing bustle. The family was very thoughtful and accommodating.
We exchanged with this lovely couple and their adorable daughter in December 2011. We had a wonderful time in their clean, comfortable home. They were super helpful in telling us where the best restaurants were, trails, sledding adventures, and even called their friends to help us find Tylenol for our daughter when she spiked a fever. They left our home in perfect shape and it was as if no one had been there! We hope to be fortunate enough to exchange with them again in the future.
We really enjoyed our 5 night stay at this spacious, kid-friendly home, close to the beach. Their large movie screen/home theatre system was a bonus! Additionally, the family was very thoughtful and generous.
We are a family of four living in San Diego County, CA. and spent a delightful weekend at this charming cottage in Green Valley Lake in the San Bernardino Mountains. Conveniently located, well-appointed, comfortable, the place is an easy drive to a number of the mountain resorts, close to dining, and nestled near a small mountain lake. The owners were very accommodating, communicated well, and ensured that our overall stay was easy and enjoyable. They included several small, thoughtful touches that we really appreciated and we would highly recommend them as exchange partners for anyone wishing to enjoy the Big Bear Lake area.
We had a fun-filled weekend at the beach during this Oceanside exchange. Not only is this comfortable and spacious home a short drive to the ocean, it's also close to the train station, where we took a scenic train ride to other coastal towns. Furthermore, the family was friendly and easygoing.
Wonderful experience! Shilene & Carl's home is so peaceful and welcoming. We enjoyed the lake, the town and the home itself. This was a much-needed respite for grown ups and children alike. Shilene and Carl are kind, respectful, reasonable people. I look forward to an opportunity to connect in person with this family :)
We had a wonderful weekend in Pasadena at this charming craftsman-style home in February 2014. It was very kid-friendly and we enjoyed the spacious backyard filled with citrus trees. We visited Old Pasadena and Kidspace Children's Museum which were just a short drive away. Michelle and Adrian were great exchange partners.
What a cozy, comfortable and beautifully decorated cabin! We had a lovely weekend in the quaint little town of Green Valley Lake. Lots of snow and peaceful tranquility. Can't wait to do another exchange during the summer months to enjoy the lake. Very gracious hosts who left a lovely welcome package for our family. Thank you!
We had a wonderful weekend getaway in this nice rural home with scenic surroundings. The master suite was like having a private apartment within the home. This is a great exchange for horse and animal lovers!