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Little did she think when she dropped the first letter into the post box offering their house for exchange that this was a process she was destined to repeat many times over the next thirty years! Meet Irene, from Scotland.

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12 months, 31 States, 11 National Parks, 11 Home Exchanges and one extraordinary adventure. Meet Roz and Steve, who completed an amazing roadtrip in USA.

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We enjoyed a wonderful home exchange for two weeks with a nice family from a suburb north of Sydney. They wanted to go skiing in Colorado – we wanted warm weather and Aussie adventure.
We knew we would love Sydney, but many things surprised us – in a good way!

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The time leading up to a very first home exchange is always filled with excitement. And also, sometimes, worry. These HomeExchangers share memories of their first times — the hesitations and doubts — and how they came away convinced and enthusiastic for more!

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Meet Krupa and Varun, a wanderlust couple from Miami who allow the HomeExchange inquiries decide their travel destinations for them. Paris, St John’s, Barcelona and Buenos Aires!

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Not too long ago, Jim Pickell, President of HomeExchange, shared his personal story with you. In it, he revealed how HomeExchange changed his life. Hundreds of you replied with inspiring stories of how it changed yours. Here are a few of them.

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Audrey, Fabien and their three kids, aka Family Globe Exchange, are exchanging their home in the French town of Yzernay and embarking on a trip of a lifetime: a year-long, round-the-world family tour with 12 home exchanges along the way.

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Meet Kirsten and Ellen, good friends from Copenhaguen and both freelance translators. They got two home exchanges almost for the same dates: Kirsten to Montreal and Ellen to Sydney. Since it was Kirsten’s first exchange, they decided to keep correspondence during their trips …And here’s their funny and entertaining result!

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The popular image of 20-something back-packers traveling the world on pocket change and wanderlust alone has given way to a new reality: older or retired travelers with freedom, and disposable income, who have decided it’s time to boldly live their dreams. Meet Tony, an experienced exchanger from Blackburn, England. He shares his testimonial and approach to Home Exchange. Why Home Exchange Having retired in 2007 my wife and I decided that we were going to travel. Not SKI (Spending the Kids Inheritance) but fritter it away. We had met a lovely couple…