Victoria, BC

I really had no business taking a 9-day vacation while I'm in the middle of a huge remodel of my new duplex, but I got a request from a homeexchange member for me to give them a virtual "balloon" and stay at their place in Victoria. The "balloons" are a part of the relatively new... Continue Reading →


Ajijic and Lake Chapala

Having just sold my house and guesthouse in January, this was a celebratory trip. I wanted to go somewhere very far away, be disconnected since I didn't need to be reachable by guests or for bookings anymore, I wanted to use my Delta miles, and I was hoping to get a home exchange. I considered... Continue Reading →

San Diego

Living in north(ish) Idaho, it's a long grey winter to get through and it's imperative for my mental health to seek out sun every February or March. So that's what this trip is about. Sun! I flew out at 7 pm on Friday, which most unfortunately had me sleeping in the Sacramento airport Friday night,... Continue Reading →

Philadelphia Like a Local

This was son's first trip back east. I lived in Philly for a year back in the late 80's after going to school at Penn State and this was my first time back. I was originally just coming for a 3-day class for work, but when I learned that Jack wanted to go, I extended... Continue Reading →

4th of July at Hells Gate State Park

Fourth of July in north Idaho can be unpredictable weather-wise, so back in January, we made our reservations at Hells Gate knowing we were more likely to have warm, dry weather down there. The fireworks were to be set off over the Snake River. We'd all brought our bicycles, so we could bike over on a... Continue Reading →

Priest Lake & Ironman Training

This was a rather spontaneous trip as it was dependent on Jack's baseball team finishing their tournament on Friday instead of Saturday, and if we got David's tree cut down by Saturday morning. We chose to camp up here for just the night, because there was a bike on sale on Craigslist outside of Priest... Continue Reading →

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