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.
We didn't need a guide book; we had restaurant recommendations, tips on where to park, which is the best beach, even a guide to all the local playgrounds. And of course we had our own van thrown in, too.