We joined HomeExchange.com in July of 2015 and by November, we’d made plans with Cora and Hans, a lovely couple from den Haag who loved country music and couldn’t wait to discover Nashville. Since my husband Justin had never been out of the country and I was itching to get back to Europe, we were open to almost any location, and this one seemed kind of perfect. Cora and Hans seemed super friendly, my family has friends in the Netherlands, and my husband’s whole family is Dutch. Plus,…

Houseboats Offer Convenient and Cool Home Exchange Opportunities. What’s the most interesting way to see and experience the picturesque city of Amsterdam? By boat. Well, actually by living on a houseboat!

Check out our list of 10 free things to do in Amsterdam! When we asked our members for free and fun things to do in Amsterdam, these were 10 of their favorites!

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.

Around the world in 11 ways. From Brazil to Zanzibar via Nantucket, New Zealand, the Netherlands, and beyond, here are some of the most spectacular Listings where living like a local takes you to a whole new level of discovery.

New York, Paris, London… they’re all must-visit locations, to be sure. But venture off the beaten path and you’ll find equally amazing, totally underrated destinations worthy of a vacation all their own. 1. Maastricht, Netherlands photo credit: Lightmash via photopin cc While not as well known as Amsterdam or The Hague, you’ll be pleasantly surprised by this historic city. You can explore it entirely on foot, which might be just what you need after dining at one of the Michelin-starred restaurants.   2. Durango, Colorado, USA photo credit: gunnyrat via photopin…