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Of course you could travel to Paris, Barcelona, or Rome, but tucked away beyond the big cities are some truly beautiful destinations. To get you started, here are some of our favorite hidden villages in Europe. Bornholm, Denmark photo credit: Steenbergs via photopin cc The island of Bornholm might not be a secret for Danes, but it’s new to many foreigners. It’s a popular summer getaway spot for locals, with a fantastic coastline, great opportunities for outdoor activities, and a rich history. You can also visit the tiny…

When we say HomeExchange.com has homes of all shapes and sizes, we mean it. Meet Sylvie and Didier, who exchange their castle. That’s right...a castle!

When we say HomeExchange.com has homes of all shapes and sizes, we mean it. Meet Sylvie and Didier, who offer their castle when they swap homes. That’s right…a castle! Sylvie and Didier run a charming hotel, the Varenne Castle, near Avignon, France. They have been members of HomeExchange.com since July 2008, and offer the unique experience of staying in a castle. Obviously, they have no shortage of exchange inquiries in their inbox. They have already done five exchanges with two more scheduled. Silvie and Didier have perfected the art…

Fancy a trip to Paradise? Need a Spa break? Check out our top ten most interestingly-named exchange cities. 1. For those who want it all – Paradise, Nevada, USA 2. When you’ve got marriage on the mind – Wedding, Germany

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It might be too late to travel to the 2014 Olympic games, but there are still plenty of exciting world sporting events coming up!

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Every four years, the world comes together to celebrate winter sports and the athletes that excel at them. It’s time for the Winter Olympics!

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

In the 2006 movie “The Holiday” two women with troubled relationships exchange homes in each other’s respective countries setting off a romantic chain of events that seems plausible only in Hollywood.  The exchange website used in the flick was our very own HomeExchange.Com.  The Los Angeles/England swap that resulted in love showcased the possibilities that exist when you make your way out onto that proverbial limb and take a few leaps. And while the storybook romances that made for a feel-good story and happy ending for both protagonists…