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HomeExchange.com member Francesca has stayed in exchange homes for some of the world’s biggest festivals. We asked her to share some of what she’s learned along the way! How many exchanges have you done? Ten: Valencia for Fallas, Guadalupe, Lima, Buenos Aires twice, Rio de Janeiro, Salvador De Bahia for Carnival, Bail, and twice to Paris.   What’s something that surprised you about the Carnival in Brazil? I traveled to Carnival in February of this year and learned that the celebration is different from town to town! Salvador is…

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Have you ever dreamed about traveling around the world in eighty days like the infamous Phileas Fogg? With a little more time but the same amount of wanderlust, HomeExchange.com members Monique and Marcello have decided to go ’round the world in 80 home exchanges…and they are on their 58th so far! “Our adventure started in 2002, when we promised our nieces and nephews to take them to the States as gift for their 18th birthday. Our first exchange was in summer, in Naples, Florida, with a niece and…

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From throwing televisions to wearing lucky underpants, there are some pretty interesting ways to celebrate the new year all around the world!