Each year, millions of TripAdvisor travelers vote for the beaches they think are the best from around the world. Here are a few of 2017’s top coastal escapes.

If you are searching for a beach paradise to venture to, look no further. Here are 10 of the world’s best beaches as selected by travelers on TripAdvisor. Each location is truly spectacular with everything a beach-goer could ask for: perfect sand, refreshing waters and sun for days. What makes them even better is the fact that each destination is close to a HomeExchanger looking to exchange! So, where are you going to go first? Read More

Looking for some quality “pool time”? Wow, do we have a treat for you. Here is a selection of our favorite pools from around the world. They are so impressive, you may find staying poolside the ideal place to spend most of the time you are on your Exchange.

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New members are always joining HomeExchange. Bring with them an exciting new assortment of homes. Here are some reasons why you should bookmark and review our New Listings Collection today.

Every day, brand new HomeExchange members add their homes to the 65,000+ listings across more than 150 countries. These new homes can be easily found in the New Listings Collection, which is automatically updated to include all listings that have been added in the last 30 days. That number regularly exceeds 2,000 listings from all over the world! Read More

As one of the most exquisite capital cities in the world, Paris is a hub of entertainment, decadent architecture and stunning scenery. With a wealth of idyllic homes and apartments available for home exchange when visiting the area, you might find yourself struggling to decide on which one to choose. Paris boasts several cool neighbourhoods to stay in during your visit and to help you make your selection, here are a few recommendations. Read More

Australia is famous for its unique, varied, and sometimes dangerous wildlife. During our five-month trip down under, we have been fortunate to witness an incredible display. We were thrilled to spend time with kangaroos, wallabies, koalas, wombats and all their cuddly marsupial relatives, but we were also blown away by all the animals that we had never heard of before… and you don’t have to go to a zoo or a wildlife sanctuary to see them! Be careful on the road, especially at dawn and dusk – the wildlife warning signs are not just for show. We had several near hits and many mornings there was sad evidence on the road that someone else did hit. Read More

A major aspect of “living like a local” is knowing the customs of the country you are visiting. Some things that would be considered appropriate at home could result in you having to explain yourself while in another land.

Here are a few things to be aware of for your next home exchange. Read More

We know, it is starting to sound a little cliché. The best way to truly experience an Exchange is to “live like a local.” We, at HomeExchange, talk about it so much that we have a whole category in our blog dedicated to the topic. The fact is, we feel that living like a local is one of the best things about the Home Exchange experience. So settle in and make yourself at home. After all, that’s what being a local is all about.

1. Discover the local places to eat

Make a point to ask your Exchange Partner for a couple recommendations on their favorite spots to grab a bite to eat. This may be a quiet restaurant that’s tucked away from all the tourists or it could be downtown in the middle of all the hustle. Either way, you will be able to take in some of the local flavor. Read More

A perk of international travel is the opportunity to discover some delicious local culinary options. It is not only one of the best ways to get to know the country you are visiting but it gives you another reason to take a chance to explore.

We asked our members to share some of their favorite recipes as a way to bring the exchange experience back to your kitchen. Read More