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Happy 2017! We hope that you celebrated New Year’s with style. Some of you did it in HomeExchange style, while in a home away from home and experiencing the festive culture of a new place. Here’s a glimpse of what’s possible.

Where were you on New Year’s Eve? Maybe you celebrated with family or friends. Perhaps you stayed home, sipped champagne in the living room of a neighbor, or traveled across town to a midnight ball. We heard from some HomeExchangers who traveled even further: to distant places where they experienced the warm hospitality of new friends and the convenience of living like a local.
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New members are always joining HomeExchange. With them they bring an exciting new assortment of homes. Here are six reasons why you should always bookmark and review our New Listings Collection.

By Victoria Ortiz

Heraclitus famously said that “The only constant is change.” As travelers, we can all describe the many ways this sentiment resonates with us. And with a new year of change upon us, complete with resolutions and new travel plans, why not celebrate the new by exploring the New Listings Collection? Read More

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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