In case you had not noticed, after working feverishly all last fall and spring to write and publish my book, Have Home Will TraveI, The Ultimate International Home Exchange Guide for Families, I took a much needed summer hiatus to rejuvenate my creative energy – which was unfortunately depleted. I simply couldn’t bring myself to write barely another word, which is why my last two posts were photo galleries!
The break has done me well, and I think I am ready to write again, and I have some really interesting things I plan to share. For one, while I did not travel abroad this summer, I did get to experience a bit of a cultural exchange regardless.
I hosted a very nice family from France, the Sadoine Family, for an American barbeque in July. I met Alain’s Sadoine via http://www.homeforexchange.com when he asked me, almost a year ago, to exchange my New Jersey home for his home in the Rhone-Alps region of France for this summer.
Alain’s family was, at that time, planning a round the world, year long adventure that was to kick off this July. Even though I was unable to exchange homes with Alain, I was nevertheless extremely interested in their round the world journey, especially because their trip was to include as many home exchanges as they could arrange.
I decided it would be fun to help the Sadoines kick off the beginning of their great adventure, which was to start in New York City this July, by inviting them to come to New Jersey for an American style barbeque…and they accepted.
I will be writing about the great day we spent together and also filling you in on their upcoming home exchange adventures as they complete them. They have about a dozen home exchanges lined up already, and as they travel they are still making arrangements for more exchanges.
Note: until this trip, the Sadoines had not yet tried a single home exchange – talk about trust! I’m confident that they will find the their experiences incredible, but I will nonetheless be following them, and report on their exchange experiences which will span many continents.
I’ll also be posting about my travel plans for next summer, when my family WILL travel abroad again. We are in the beginning stages of figuring out where we want to go, and I am already searching the thousands of amazing properties on http://www.homeforexchange, to find just the right home exchange, or more likely two perfect home exchanges to satisfy our travel fantasies! We plan to spend at least a month abroad next summer and this time we’ve extended an invitation to another family to join us in our travels. We are awaiting their decision.
But why should my family have all the fun!
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As always, wishing you happy travels!