If you're willing to do a little research and preplanning, there are a number of ways you can lower (or eliminate) your travel-lodging costs and live more like a local when you travel. Here are some different options to consider and some resources that can help you locate them.
Do you want to vacation in a flat in Florence, or a cottage in Canada, or a mansion in Mexico for free? The place to begin is to join a house exchange club. The good news is there are more than 70 clubs to choose from. The bad news is there are more than 70 clubs to choose from.
My family has exchanged our home 14 times in the past 12 years, however yoga flowed into my life only recently. So when my yoga instructor used the term asana, I pondered it for a few weeks and then applied the concept to home swap.
Alone on a hilltop somewhere over the coastal town of Lerici, I prayed that the insanity I felt wouldn't prove permanent. Although I'd never believed in it before, the little bit of Catholic that was left in me was given real consideration to the notion of purgatory.
Today, the United Kingdom will celebrate its first National Sharing Day, established by The People Who Share. This organization is a trail blazing movement dedicated to building a global marketplace of sharing.