Ever thought about taking a long trip made up of multiple exchanges? Here’s advice from one HomeExchange couple who just embarked on a five-month, three-country, 12-exchange journey! They say you’re only limited by your imagination.

If you have experienced the pleasure of a home exchange, you know how exciting it is and how you want to do more. So… why not schedule several home exchanges in a row for a longer, unforgettable trip? It may seem daunting to organize, but with these tips you’re only limited by your imagination!

Home Exchanging is much more than free accommodations. It’s sharing. Sharing your home, sharing a little bit of yourself, your hospitality, your favorite recipes, your insider knowledge on what makes your part of the world special and unique. Home Exchanging is much more than free accommodations. It’s sharing. Sharing your home, sharing a little bit of yourself, your hospitality, your favorite recipes, your insider knowledge on what makes your part of the world special and unique. One way our community expresses this is the welcome gift. Here are some stories of welcome gifts our members have shared with us.

What began as a whimsical experiment to see if anyone would want to stay in the small town of Forres in Northeast Scotland transformed into the trip of a lifetime. 19 back-to-back exchanges within 6 months. Elspeth and James tell us all about it.

Having a second home or simply staying in one can be a win for everyone involved in a home exchange. Let’s look at some of the reasons why.

Did you know you can use our map to search for your next home exchange? The power of the HomeExchange map: less time searching, more time exchanging!

The reality is that most teachers do indeed have more time than the average citizen for travel; ironically though, there are usually limited funds to do so. One WAY my teacher husband and I found the means to travel more often on teacher salaries is through HomeExchange.com

The polite “no thanks, not now” goes a long way. Replying quickly to your home exchange inquiries is more than just a common courtesy, it’s a doorway to more opportunities. In a world of bulk email and spam, we forget that each inquiry from the home exchange network is a fellow home exchanger excited to explore the world. Your prompt reply to an inquiry lets fellow Members know you heard them, and establishes a meaningful connection that could some day develop into a journey or a new friendship….

It’s Happening In YOUR Neighborhood… and HIS neighborhood, and HER neighborhood. An Exciting New Tool: HomeExchange.com Maps. Browse through over 65,000 home exchange listings around the world using the new, fully interactive map, a very powerful tool to help you locate your perfect home exchange partner.

Gondola Venice ride

Post by Rosemary Kneipp, AussieinFrance.com When we first started to home exchange three years ago, it all seemed very easy. As time went on, we began to find it difficult to find what we wanted. There seem to be several reasons. Number of offers varies with the country First, all countries are not equal when it comes to home exchange. Let’s take a look at the figures. HomeExchange.com has 65,000 members, including 29,900 in Europe, 17,500 in the US, 9,400 in France (including 2,500 in and around Paris), 3,900…