The nights are drawing in, there’s a chill in the air, and your winter woollies are being dug out in preparation for the weather ahead! While some of us may love this season, others wish they could extend the summer temperatures we enjoyed this year! October half term is almost upon us, which means we have another opportunity for a getaway! Yes, it may be last minute, but isn’t the excitement of being spontaneous so tempting? Whether you want to wrap up here in the UK, or you…

It’s that time of year when we can, at last, emerge from hibernation! Winter is behind us and the great outdoors becomes so much more appealing.  It’s getting warmer, greener and we have longer brighter days at long last. The UK is far more appealing at this time of year and has so much to offer. If you haven’t planned something already, this is often a time when we start getting itchy feet for another exchange and what better than to explore your own country. To help with…

Charmed by visions of exclusive seclusion, travelers often fantasize about disappearing to an island. A raft of movies and television shows has helped to stoke their escapist desires by providing tantalizing glimpses of remote paradise. So imagine your surprise when you learn that island dreams can be made very, very real. From Bali and Fiji to the Caribbean or Iceland, there are hundreds of HomeExchange Listings on islands that will turn your aspirations into celebrations – island retreats that mix isolation and comfort, often with loads of luxury;…

TripAdvisor recently published its 2016 Travelers’ Choice 25 top beaches in the world. But here at HomeExchange, we know that you sometimes place value on different kinds of sands and strands: the ones loved by locals. So we asked you, our community, to share your favorite beach spots in the world. Here’s what you told us. Click on each beach name to see what HomeExchange Listings are nearby!

Crusoe the Celebrity Dachshund here! I am going to tell you about how wonderful St. Lucia is, and the Great House. So if you ever want to swap, we can; you can visit St. Lucia and I can travel to a new and exciting place that I’ve never been to! Win-win, right?!

When most vacationers think of beach vacations, they think warm, sunny, and tropical – maybe Hawaii, Mexico, the Caribbean, the south of France, the Greek isles. Those are all great places, but here are 5 beach areas that we highly recommend for non-traditional reasons.

Find Your Perfect Bliss “On the beach, you can live in bliss.” Dennis Wilson, Co-Founder, the Beach Boys For many, there’s no more soul-satisfying place to get “blissed” than the beach. The sensual rhythms are transformative: water lapping the shore; breezes strumming bare skin; sun beating gently on closed eyelids. Where, then, to achieve such an ideal state of mind? Here are 10 uniquely stunning beaches. Find your perfect bliss!

Millions of TripAdvisor travelers have voted these 10 beaches to be among the best in the entire world. Here they are: 10 of the best beaches from around the world as chosen by millions of TripAdvisor travelers. Spread across the globe, each locale is a paradise in its own unique way. In addition to the gorgeous views, perfect sand, and pristine waters, all these destinations have one thing in common: you can stay for free using HomeExchange.com at a nearby home! The Americas, Europe, Asia, Africa and even…

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Whether you love sea lions, sunbathing, or surfing, there’s a beach for everyone. Read on to discover our top ten picks.