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Home Exchange for Travelers

How to Prep Your House for a Home Exchange

AK Turner | Posted 05.11.2017 | Travel
AK Turner

The first time you prep for a home exchange, the to-do list is daunting. Obviously you'll be investing money and time in basic maintenance and repairs. Over time, it gets easier, and you figure out where that money and time is best spent. Here are ten tips for readying your home for your exchange partners.

6 Reasons to Take Your Kids Out of the Country and 6 Ways to Make It Happen

AK Turner | Posted 11.18.2014 | Parents
AK Turner

Starting a family doesn't have to mean an endless routine mired in domesticity. If you had the travel bug before kids, you can and should continue to travel as your family grows.

Alternative Lodging Options for Retirees Who Travel

Jim T. Miller | Posted 09.01.2014 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

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.

Yes, You Can Home Swap--Si Se Puede!

Shelley Miller | Posted 07.03.2013 | Travel
Shelley Miller

As you begin thinking about vacation and wondering if you can make a home swap happen, let me be the first to tell you, "Si se puede!"

8 Easy Ways to Choose a Home Swap Club and Enjoy a Dream Vacation for Half the Price

Shelley Miller | Posted 04.09.2013 | Travel
Shelley Miller

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.

A Clever Way To Find The Right Home Swap

Shelley Miller | Posted 12.29.2012 | Travel
Shelley Miller

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.

What Home Exchange Taught My Daughter

Shelley Miller | Posted 11.24.2012 | Parents
Shelley Miller

Last month my daughter, Michele, left our home in San Diego for jolly ole' Oxford, England where she'll participate in a semester abroad program for the next three months. I was a wreck.

5 Simple Steps To Make Home Swaps Work

Shelley Miller | Posted 10.28.2012 | Travel
Shelley Miller

I write a lot about home exchange vacations because they've changed my family's life; I know they can change yours too.

In Italy, Clean Toilets And Structured Panic

Sarah O'Leary | Posted 10.02.2012 | Travel
Sarah O'Leary

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.

Searching For Connection In Remote Italy

Sarah O'Leary | Posted 09.26.2012 | Travel
Sarah O'Leary

A Type-A personality obsessive planner/thinker/semi-regular doer, I thought I had considered all potential Italian disasters, feigned or real. Ha.

Eight Effective Ways To Live Like A Local When You Travel

Shelley Miller | Posted 09.18.2012 | Travel
Shelley Miller

The world is increasingly accessible and travelers are more and more educated about their destinations.

National Sharing Day Invites Travelers To Home Swap

Shelley Miller | Posted 08.20.2012 | Travel
Shelley Miller

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.

Home Exchange Tips From An Expert | Posted 05.28.2012 | Travel

If you're thinking of doing a home exchange, there's no better guy to get advice from than the founder of, Ed Kushins

The Web's Newest Social Home Exchange Site

Posted 06.26.2012 | Travel

UPDATE, 6/25: On Tuesday, CasaHop announced $1.2 million in seed funding from the likes of Lerer Ventures and hotelier Andre Balazs. Former Huffington...

Swap Your Stylish Abode For Another

Maria Russo | Posted 04.10.2012 | Travel
Maria Russo

This week, Love Home Swap is launching a brand new Facebook app, which will allow prospective members to browse and join the online community of swappers.