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Spring is the ideal time for a weekend getaway. We asked the HomeExchange.com fans on Facebook to share their recommendations for a weekend getaway near them. Here are the 10 spectacular destinations they came up with. Loire Valley, France Photo Credit: Matthew Badger CC via flickr The Loire Valley — 2 hours south of Paris, in the center of the country — is known for its stunning royal castles, Renaissance palaces, medieval fortresses and impressive cathedrals. This area has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO for its unique…

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Tanya, our representative for Norway, shares the inside scoop on the country she calls home. How to say hello: Hei How to say goodbye: Ha det bra How to say thank you: Takk Currency used: Norwegian crowns (kroner) or NOK Favorite national foods: Voted #1 in the nation is Fårikål (lamb and cabbage, with peppercorn seasoning). I prefer Norwegian seafood, which is the best in the world! photo credit: Jerrold via photopin cc Best month(s) to visit: July and August are best as the days are long and warm…

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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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.