For anyone new to home exchange, the notion of random people living in their home concocts images of broken furniture and missing valuables. It’s true that welcoming in perfect strangers would be reason for unease; however, by the time a home exchange is arranged, you’re putting trust in friends, not unknown people.

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We say that “For every home, there is an exchanger.” This compilation of the most-viewed HomeExchange listings in 2016 confirms just that. It covers everything from cityscapes to beaches, with a fine dose of the countryside in between. Here’s a look at what most inspired you to dream of travel.

In 2016, many HomeExchangers were drawn to the bustle and bright lights of New York City, while others preferred to unwind in the rural calm of France or England. Of course, there was the draw of relaxation by the pool, perhaps in Guadeloupe or on the coast of Spain. One quick glimpse of the photos of these picturesque and diverse locations is all that’s needed to understand why. Read More


There’s a certain freedom in traveling to places all over the world. The sun seems a little brighter. The people seem a little happier. The culture is so captivating that you have to bring some of it home with you. So if you’ve gone out into the world, adventured it up, or went sight seeing, here’s how to bring the trip home with you. Here’s how to decorate your home using items you’ve collected from all the places you’ve traveled to. Read More


Some of the most commonly held myths about home exchanging. And our best shots at busting them.

Sharing is not new. It goes back to the dawn of humanity itself, and yet when most people first consider sharing their homes, they squirm a bit. We get it. There are probably a thousand reasons why you think this isn’t for you. Fret no more! Read More


If you could go anywhere in the world, where would it be? That list can seem somewhat endless but with the number of listings for home exchange growing, those dream destinations can quickly become a reality. We’ve taken the time to pare down our list to the top 10 we’d most like to visit in 2017.

Obviously, our list is completely subjective. We could make a case of any number of other fantastic destinations. Let this list be a jumping off point for you to start planning your next adventure with HomeExchange. Read More


Newspapers, magazines, television, bloggers and others are taking more and more notice of HomeExchange! Here’s what some of them had to say during 2016.

HomeExchange is an amazing community. The 65,000+ active members are living their travel dreams and speaking out about it. Media has been listening and word about HomeExchange and home swapping is reaching all corners of the globe. Here is a small sampling of the many ways in which your voices and our news were covered by the press in 2016. Read More

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Tom and Sheila (aka Romancing the Globe) are about to embark on a trip of a lifetime. A five-month, twelve home exchange adventure to explore New Zealand, Australia and Fiji!

Have you been Down Under? Is Australia, New Zealand or Fiji on your bucket list? They are on ours! We’ve dreamed of diving the Great Barrier Reef, wandering the lands of The Lord of The Rings, and exploring the rainforests and reefs, plus seeing koalas, kangaroos, penguins and Tasmanian devils. Our five-month, twelve home exchange adventure begins in just a few weeks!! Don’t pinch us, because if this is a dream we don’t want to wake up! Read More


Do your New Year’s resolutions include traveling more, making new friends and saving money? Check them all off in January by setting up a home exchange!

While HomeExchange’s vast network of homes in 150 countries makes it easy to “live like a local” all throughout the year, our data shows that January is the best time to organize an exchange. It’s when our most experienced members do it, taking extra advantage of new members’ listings, which translates to a larger and fresher selection of homes from which to plan your ideal vacation. Read More