My husband, Marty, and I have lived in Ventura, CA, for 26 years. He is a long time employee with UCP Work, Inc. doing fundraising and program development for people with disabilities. I am a financial advisor with Cetera Advisor Networks, which I have been doing since 1994. I love to travel and have lived and worked (in my youth!) in Germany and England, where I love to return from time to time. My husband and I have also traveled to Costa Rica numerous times which we love. Sometimes we do house swapping, which has worked out well in the past. We like to experience places as locals, not tourists, where we can really get a feel for what it's like to live somewhere. We love listening to local live music enjoyed with a glass of wine or locally brewed beer and meeting the locals. As homeowners, we are very respectful of people's homes and take special care of the furnishings and security issues.