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…

HomeExchangers come from all walks of life with all sorts of interests. Finding an exchange partner with interests similar to yours can not only lead to great home exchanges but also lead to long-lasting friendships

Some time ago we published the recipe for the world’s best Home Exchange. Now, thanks to Babara (food blogger and HomeExchanger) we are discovering the best recipe for perfect travel! I have two big passions: food & travel. The great thing about them is that you can combine the two, so I will use them together today to offer you my best recipe for perfect travel. Complementary and Deeply Personal I never meant for my two passions to “walk” side by side. They were just things I really liked in my…

Did you know Cape Town is the Gourmet Centre of Africa? Meet Carrie -foodie, travel writer and HomeExchanger- who went to Cape Town on holiday from London 21 years ago and never left! Here are some of her best culinary discoveries made in Cape Town.

Here are 11 of our favorite brewtopias (in alphabetical order), especially when it comes to craft beer. Of course, we never wait for October to quaff, but there’s something especially right about enjoying them as crisp autumn weather arrives.

By HomeExchange Team Member, Yvette Wang “Life is too short to drink heinous wine.” Do you love wine? Do you consider yourself a casual drinker or a connoisseur perhaps? A good glass of wine can put a smile on your face, and a great wine will make you get up and dance (it has happened to me). Do you know what can make that glass of great wine even better? Personalize it. Travel to where the wine is made and meet the people who have dedicated themselves to…

There are plenty of ways to enjoy local and authentic cuisine while traveling, and we have two more ways to eat local, support the community and get to know the farmers and producers. The best part is these services can also be used when you’re at home. It’s all about Collaborative Consumption (#collcons), and to better understand this movement, two of our Home Exchange team members tried FoodAssembly and EatWith.  

Feast your eyes on cuisine from around the world, provided by top foodie bloggers and chefs from our website who agreed to share their secrets (shhh…) with our community. Everybody knows that one of the great delights of home exchanging is that you will have access to a full kitchen while you travel. This allows you to visit farmers markets to explore the local produce, meats and cuisine for a truly authentic dining experience. To help you figure out what to do with those fresh ingredients, here is an array…

We are looking for the PHOTO OF THE MONTH in our HomeExchange.com community! Will it be yours? #HomeExchangeFoodies Send us your drool-worthy, travel food photos, and show us why you should be named our foodie of the month! Whether it’s from a food truck, farmers market, or a Three Michelin Star rated restaurant, post a photo on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #HomeExchangeFoodies and show us why you should be our foodie of the month.