MT Postcard

Did you know that HomeExchange.com is a totally virtual company? Our team gathers once a year to learn, brainstorm, share ideas, and have some fun. We just returned from our annual meeting in beautiful Mont-Tremblant, Canada, and we couldn’t be more excited about the year ahead.

10 Free Montreal EN

HomeExchange.com team members and Montréalais Paul and Jean-Jacques are giving us the inside scoop on the best fun and free things to do in Montreal. 1. Visit the Museum of Fine Arts The Museum of Fine Arts in Montreal offers free admission for the majority of its collections at all times. The only paid exhibitions are temporary collections. MBAM also offers regular tours, film screenings, seminars, and conferences, always free.   2. Admire the Botanical Garden The Montreal Botanical Garden opens its doors for free every evening from…

top 10 animal spotting

If your idea of a perfect vacation includes cozying up to a whale or hand-feeding an elk, skip the zoo and head to one of our picks for the top ten places to spot amazing animals in the wild.   Katmai National Park and Preserve Alaska, USA Flickr: PamLink / Creative Commons Katmai National Park is a challenge to get to; because there are no roads leaden to the park headquarters, visitors must access it by air. However, the protected population of over 2,200 grizzly bears (the largest in the…

The 2014 Winter Olympics have come to a close, and we’re bidding them farewell with a recap of Sochi…by the numbers! 33 Russian medals Flickr: U.S. Army IMCOM / Creative Commons   28 American medals Flickr: U.S. Army IMCOM / Creative Commons   26 Norwegian medals Flickr: Andy Miah / Creative Commons   25 Canadian medals Flickr: Andy Miah / Creative Commons   12 New competitions held, including team figure skating, women’s ski jumping, and snowboard slopestyle. Flickr: DennyMont / Creative Commons   88 Nations participated Flickr: Atos International / Creative Commons   40,000 Spectators at the opening ceremony Flickr: KOREA.NET – Official page of the Republic of…

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Thinking about visiting Portugal soon? Check out Antonio’s local recommendations. He’s our Portuguese representative and a huge home exchange fan!

top 10

Did you resolve to be more adventurous in 2014? We’ve put together our top ten excursions to help you get a head start.

“The World is a book, and those who do not travel ready only a page,” said notable Roman Theologian Saint Augustine.  It’s hard to argue the inherent educational value travel provides by introducing you to a new world. For many, the opportunity to travel and immerse themselves within a new culture very different from their own can be one of the best educations they’ve ever received. A home exchange in Canada provided the perfect opportunity for one British family to give their children the gift of education thanks…