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Let’s face it: St. Patrick’s Day is pretty great. You get to wear green and eat soda bread and drink Guinness (even the Lenten restrictions on consuming alcohol are lifted in...

Ireland Home Exchange

With so much to see and do in Ireland, why would you want to spend your travel budget on lodging? When you use HomeExchange.com instead of paying for a hotel, you...

Both “yes” and “no” can get confusing in Greece for native English speakers, as the Greek word for no, oxi, is pronounced “okey,” which is rather close for comfort to “OK”...

When you travel to Costa Rica with HomeExchange.com instead of paying for a hotel, you can use your lodging budget for the fun stuff! Temperatures in Costa Rican waters average around...

Luxembourg Garden

Paris: The city of love. Read on to discover our picks for the most romantic spots in le ville.

Happy Norway

The Legatum Institute recently released its annual rankings of the world’s happiest countries, a title it determines based on prosperity, contentedness among its citizens, overall quality of life, and other similar...

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When you swap homes instead of paying for a hotel, you can use the cash you saved to try new things, like a camel trek through the Sahara or a pastry...

World Languages

When learning a new language, there are many opportunities for embarrassment, but be careful about explaining this feeling to Spaniards. Anglophones may be tempted to say estoy embarazada in Spanish, but...

Outback Camping

You could be forgiven for expecting a home exchange to involve swapping your home for, well, someone else’s home. But as we recently discovered on our trip to Australia, home exchange...