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Salisbury, England

Salisbury, England

Another awesome home exchange in August of 2016 in the cathedral town of Salisbury, 2 hours southwest of London. Our quaint semi-detached home (that means duplex in Brit-speak) was quiet and relaxing and within walking distance of the town center. The historic center of Salisbury is fun to explore on foot for the chance to […]

Oxfordshire

Oxfordshire

  If you are in the Northwest of London area, you will undoubtedly visit Oxford, home of the “dreaming spires”. And a day spent exploring its lovely gardens and buildings is always delightful. Venture just a bit further west and you can spend a day exploring a truly magnificent palace: Blenheim. The family seat of […]

The Cotswolds

The Cotswolds

We spent a lovely month during the summer at a delightful home exchange in the small town of Charlton Kings, 2 hours west of Heathrow Airport, London.   Our exchangers were a lovely young couple with 2 children, who enjoyed our home in the wine country while we stayed at their unique, very English home: a […]

Greece: the Peloponnesian Peninsula and Hydra

Greece: the Peloponnesian Peninsula and Hydra

If you have the time to explore further than Athens, consider renting a car and driving south to the Peloponnesian peninsula: the pretty little town of Nafplio is just 2 hours drive on good roads. We rented a car at the Athens airport: from there you get directly onto a freeway to bypass the traffic […]

Athens, Greece

Athens, Greece

Athens is a beautiful, friendly city and we spent our time in the vibrant old town centered around the Acropolis. We enjoyed a lovely three lovely days there, exploring the city on foot from our centrally located Hotel Hera: which is highly recommended for excellent rooms, service and a lovely rooftop restaurant with views of […]

Bellevue Botanical Garden

Bellevue Botanical Garden

  Just outside Seattle, Bellevue Botanical Garden  is a FREE venue to delight your senses in all seasons of the year.  The beautifully maintained gardens include a really lovely rock garden with an amazing variety of dwarf conifers, a lush perennial border filled with gorgeous grasses, and a relaxing strolling path through the woodlands and […]