My wife, 10-year-old son and I were hoping to get away this summer *and* save some money.
About the only way I can make that work is if someone wants to do a homeswap.
Wife and son want "castles" and/or other historical things to do.
We’re flexible on location (Britain or mainland Europe), date (July and/or August) and time (7 to 14 days).
We’re not after any five-star resorts. On our last trip to London we stayed in one of those dilapidated apartment-turned-tourist hotels near Hyde Park and it was fine. It was London, after all.
Six-year-old two bedroom (one king, one queen bed) plus den, two bathroom apartment located in university area.
Wifi, 42” TV, 100 cable channels, Nintendo Wii, DVD, washer, dryer and dishwasher, propane grill out back
Singletrack trails 100 metres from front door, golf course, Museum of Anthropology, botanical gardens, a canopy walk (elevated walkway through the treetops) shops and restaurants all within 500 metres.
Pacific Ocean beaches are a 5 minute drive (30 minute walk) plus we’re near a major transit route.
If you’re a bachelor, you’ll be glad to know the university sorority houses are 300 metres away and Vancouver’s only nude beach is a 300-metre walk the other direction (please don’t walk there nude with a sorority girl).
We’re 40 minutes from North Shore bike trails, one hour drive to Squamish and two to Whistler.
I’ll even throw in the phone number of a neighbour/riding partner who moved here from Liverpool nine years ago and never left. He’s always keen for a ride and has a tab at the local pub.