Bonjour! Thank you for taking a look at our page!
When Liv was 2,5 years old we made a trip around the world, staying at a lot of different families in exchange of a photoshooot. We used this page to introduce ourselves.
At the moment we are back in the Netherlands at we are planning a trip to Paris in October this year. Our daughter Liv watched Ballerina on Netflix and fell in love with Paris. She has been asking for 2 years to go, but because of covid we haven’t had the chance.
If you consider hosting us you like to host us for a couple of days in exchange of a photo session: please continue reading!
You’ll find a quick introduction, what to expect and testimonials from previous hosts.
Who are we?
We are Marry (43), Denny (50) and Liv ( 7) from the Netherlands. In 2018-2019 we made a trip around the world and we stayed with local families in the U.S, Canada, New-Zealand, Singapore and Malaysia as much as we could. I (Marry) speak a little French and Denny and Liv mainly English.
This is a recent photo of us (dressed up because we were going out for dinner). More recent photos can be found on our Instagram page.
We have a schoolholiday from October 22th till October 30th and thought to spend about 4 nights in Paris. On Liv’s buckelist is climbing the Eifeltower and attending a balletshow in l’Opera. We are flexibel when in this week. Of course we need some time to take photos and if you like: cook you a meal!
Because we love meeting new people, hearing their stories, see how they live and for Liv it is a really nice way to meet other children (if there are any). We have been staying with many families already and it has been the highlight of each trip.
What can you expect?
We are easy going people and adapt easily to the situation. We will bring our own groceries and if there is an opportunity we will cook you diner. We just need a full size or queen size bed or 2 single beds and we can sleep there with the 3 of us. We don’t need anything extra for Liv. In exchange of our stay you will receive a photo session worth € 290,-
You will find a lot of testimonials if you scroll down 🙂
A video we made looking for hosts in Canada
A video introduction we made when looking for hosts in between Los Angeles and Denver:
If you have any questions you can email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org You can also watch more of our YouTube videos or follow us on Instagram or Facebook. We love to meet you!
From our host in Hurricane:
From our host in Vancouver:
“These 3! Such a wonderfull and relaxed familly to have around. We enjoyed the easy-going atmosphere, our girls really liked playing with cute little Liv and we just loved sharing stories and adventures. See you again new friends!”
>> More testimonials below this blog in the comment section <<
Marry, Denny and Liv were a joy to have visit! We learned a lot about each other. They are very laidback and kind. They were so sweet to my children, and we really enjoyed the dinner they prepared for us. This was a great experience we would repeat again if they came back to Kansas!
They just left and we already miss them! We enjoyed chatting with Marry and Denny in the evenings. Little Liv is so sweet, my kids had a lot of fun playing with her. Marry is a great photographer and I will cherish our photos forever. Such a great experience.
We loved hosting Marry, Denny, and Liv. Hearing about their adventures as they drove across the US was inspiring. I wish we could have spent more time with them. Expand your horizons and learn more about the US and the Netherlands, host them in your home.
That was a very pleasant surprise. Denny, Marry and Liv stayed with us 2 weeks ago for a weekend. we did not know them before. Usually we hesitate inviting people into our home that we do not know. But Rob and I thought , lets just do it and see what happens. we had a blast,…..what a fun people. there was so much we have in common. So much to tell, so many fun stories. I could recommend people to try it out. they are fun,…and easy to host. And Liv??? she is just such a sweet girl……Anytime you 3, whenever you are in the neighbourhood,…..you have a place to stay.
Marry, Denny and Liv were great guests. Very mellow, self-sufficient when I wasn’t available, and social and interesting when I was. Marry took some very nice portraits as well! Please come back anytime you are visiting the NYC area again.
We hosted this beautiful family, Marry, Denny and Liv for 3 nights mid June. We had no idea what to expect but they were so easy going, nice to talk to and even cooked us a great meal.
Marry took pictures of my 4 children and a Family picture and they are just sooo beautiful. She is a great photographer! So if you are hesitating or not sure if you should host or not? I would just say you would be the lucky ones to have them as guests.
Marry, Denny and Liv, Thanks again for the great weekend and we wish you safe travels and who knows when we’ll catch up again ?
Marry, Denny and Liv were a pleasure to host! They are so kind, easy-going, and interesting to talk to. We thoroughly enjoyed getting to know them over the couple of nights they spent with us. It was a wonderful experience all around!
Hi Marry, Denny and Liv. We are in Nanaimo, BC and would love to host you if our dates align.we have a cruise planned from September 23-Oct 5. Instagram @mamakat86
We hosted Marry, Denny and Liv when they came to Victoria, BC. It was our first time hosting people unknown to us and we didn’t know what to expect. They stayed for 3 nights and the experience was a delight. They are nice, easy to talk to and super interesting. They were respectful of the space, cooked a delicious dinner for us with groceries they purchased and took the most stunning photos of our family. They also offered up some great travel advice for our trip to Europe next year. Liv even took our daughter to school and sat in her desk.
Hoping that we can catch you in the Netherlands if we make it that way next summer. Thanks so much for everything!?
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In August we hosted Denny, Marry & 3 year old Liv for a few days while they were touring Canada. A Dutch friend in Ontario told me about those people, because she also was planning on hosting them. We usually don’t invite ‘strangers’, so I researched this website and soon it felt like we already knew them. My instinct told me that if you allow someone to capture the privacy of welcoming a new child into your family, she must be a nice lady :). I started to chat with Marry and by the time they first came to our house they weren’t strangers anymore :). Together with our 3 year old granddaughter (who was staying with us when her family was moving) we were looking forward to have Liv and her family here. From the first second we met them it felt comfortable to have them in our house, they are so easy going! Liv and our granddaughter were best friends right away! Because of the smoke in the Rocky Mountain area they visited us again a few weeks later. We loved listening to their stories, spending time together, the meals they cooked for us and the pictures Marry took of our grandkids! If you get a chance to host this family, you won’t regret it! Come back any time Denny, Marry & Liv <3
We hosted Marry, Denny and Liv for a few days. They are lovely people, even made us dinner. Very respectful and left the room clean and tidy. They’re always welcome again 🙂
We met Marry in Vietnam 14 years ago, when she was a tour guide and she helped us while we were stucked in huge floods. We thus created a very special relation and we visited her in the Netherlands. Marry, Denny and Liv came at home in Normandy last october, and we immediately had so many things to discuss, and to share.
Their vision of traveling is obviously to discover the world but amongst all to discover people. Everywhere they go, they are always open, easy going and willing to share your everyday life. For us, their journey at home was like an exotic break.
We look forward to seeing them again very soon ! 😉