“Winter is Coming” – Time to wax your skis and snowboards, fellow wintjsphuorts enthusiasts.
Our HomeExchange.com team has picked out seven lovely homes near or in ski resort areas that will appeal to everyone. Jacuzzis, beautiful views, ski in – ski out, you name it, we’ve got it. Stay on a Home Exchange and stretch your skiing budget.
It was back at the beginning of October when we first announced the news. HomeExchange.com was nominated by USATODAY 10Best for a Reader’s Choice Award as Best App/Website for Booking Your Stay. We asked you, our community, to help us out with a vote, letting the world know that Home Exchange is the number one way to book your stay. Read More
No matter what your spiritual beliefs, or even if you have none, visiting a place of sanctity can be inspirational on many levels.
Consider traveling to these seven sacred places, each of which has long been a gathering place for spiritual pursuits.
Take advantage of HomeExchange to arrange home swaps at these famous places and you can not only save on your travel budget, but also absorb all the culture, beauty and inspiration they have to offer.
Perhaps the most famous unfinished church in the world today is the Sagrada Familia (Church of the Holy Family) in Barcelona, Catalonia Spain. It was designed by Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí (1852-1926) with construction beginning in 1882. Despite being incomplete, the church is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The form and shape of the church’s many architectural features are as surreal and stunning as they are colorful and dramatic, decorated in bold colors that one does not normally associate with a place of worship.
Many of the design elements are drawn from nature—tree trunks, branches and even seashells are repurposed into functional, structural components of the overall design, making Sagrada Familia a must-see when in Spain.
Be sure to take a lot of photos, ask questions, and purchase your tickets online to avoid the long queues.
HomeExchange currently has over 700 stunning homes and apartments in and around Barcelona, which makes this is a special trip that belongs at the top of your list!
Think Las Vegas is all flash and cash? In the summer of 2015, Ruud and Marloes set out to live like locals at a Home Exchange in Las Vegas.
In Ruud’s words…
It all started with one email.
If a relaxing vacation on the beach is not your idea of fun, or you are simply looking for something different for your home exchange vacation, consider visiting Colorado for winter activities.
These Colorado destinations offer some of the best skiing and snowboarding in the world, with large hills and powdery snow to make your experience perfect. For those traveling with you that do not enjoy the slopes quite as much, there are plenty of alternative things to do, including world-class restaurants, spas and pools. These Colorado ski destinations literally offer something for everyone and are worth checking out and considering for your next home swap.
Many people use Home Exchange to visit family. Christine did an exchange to Canada to meet her relatives!
In Christine’s words:
I’ve been an amateur genealogist for over 10 years and had hit a brick wall in the search for my Grandfathers sister, Emmeline. All I knew was that she had emigrated to Canada in 1914 with her husband and 3 children. Her eldest child had become a Mountie, but all contact with the family was lost when Emmeline died in 1963. Read More
7 popular meal sharing networks and how they work
For the savvy traveler, the meal-based cooperative system is a means to cultural immersion. A traveler can now visit global destinations and eat in the homes of locals they do not know. They can experience culinary travel without needing a friend in every city.
What is a Sharing Economy?
Breaking news: Home Exchange nominated by 10Best and USA Today.
Each week 10Best asks readers to help select the top ten in a single category which can range from food, lodging and destinations to travel gear and things to do. Their travel experts select the 20 top nominees and you – the reader – make the final selections. We’d love to have your vote.
Voting for us is easy! Just visit our nomination page and click on the vote bar. No email required.
Thanks for your support, Home Exchange Community!
About USA TODAY:
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