So these are 10 of the most beautiful lakes in the world. From Canada to Patagonia and from Iceland to Italy, they all offer breathtaking sceneries and are worthy of being on your bucket list.


Earth Day, celebrated worldwide each year on April 22, reminds us all that we are invited guests of our planet. On HomeExchange, however, every day is Earth Day for the many members who have converted to or built eco-friendly homes. On every continent and with remarkable diversity and creativity, home exchangers are at the forefront of efforts to champion sustainable living. They employ a variety of means: electricity generated by photovoltaic systems; solar water heaters; renewable building materials such as bamboo, red cedar and other natural products; rainwater…


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!


“Winter is Coming” – Time to wax your skis and snowboards, fellow wintjsphuorts enthusiasts. Our HomeExchange.com team has picked out seven lovely homes near or in ski resort areas that will appeal to everyone. Jacuzzis, beautiful views, ski in – ski out, you name it, we’ve got it. Stay on a Home Exchange and stretch your skiing budget. 1. Luxury Chalet in Charming Saas Fee, Switzerland


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…


Meet Stephanie, avid home exchanger since 2007 and “family manager,” as she likes to call herself. When she and her family headed to Curaçao to enjoy some scuba diving on a new Home Exchange adventure, they never imagine they would come back completely in love with the island and in the process of purchasing the house next to their home exchange residence.


Spring is the ideal time for a weekend getaway. We asked the HomeExchange.com fans on Facebook to share their recommendations for a weekend getaway near them. Here are the 10 spectacular destinations they came up with. Loire Valley, France Photo Credit: Matthew Badger CC via flickr The Loire Valley — 2 hours south of Paris, in the center of the country — is known for its stunning royal castles, Renaissance palaces, medieval fortresses and impressive cathedrals. This area has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO for its unique…


Amanda recently moved to an apartment in Long Beach, California and needed a way to celebrate her 30th birthday. Her budget was limited, and it was an important birthday to celebrate. As soon as she learned about HomeExchange, Amanda started making plans.

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Of course you could travel to Paris, Barcelona, or Rome, but tucked away beyond the big cities are some truly beautiful destinations. To get you started, here are some of our favorite hidden villages in Europe. Bornholm, Denmark photo credit: Steenbergs via photopin cc The island of Bornholm might not be a secret for Danes, but it’s new to many foreigners. It’s a popular summer getaway spot for locals, with a fantastic coastline, great opportunities for outdoor activities, and a rich history. You can also visit the tiny…