You love music festivals and have no plans yet for the summer? Check out this fun and local suggestion by Christine, a HomeExchange Member living in Quebec!   You love music? Great stars, small bands, street artists? Pop, rock? You would like to discover music from Quebec or from around the world? There is music for every taste at the Festival d’été de Québec. 11 days with 300 shows on 10 stages. Sting & Peter Gabriel will be heading the list this year, but dozens of others will also be present….

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…

Did you know that HomeExchange.com is a totally virtual company? Our team gathers once a year to learn, brainstorm, share ideas, and have some fun. We just returned from our annual meeting in beautiful Mont-Tremblant, Canada, and we couldn’t be more excited about the year ahead.

HomeExchange.com team members and Montréalais Paul and Jean-Jacques are giving us the inside scoop on the best fun and free things to do in Montreal. 1. Visit the Museum of Fine Arts The Museum of Fine Arts in Montreal offers free admission for the majority of its collections at all times. The only paid exhibitions are temporary collections. MBAM also offers regular tours, film screenings, seminars, and conferences, always free.   2. Admire the Botanical Garden The Montreal Botanical Garden opens its doors for free every evening from…

Thinking about visiting Portugal soon? Check out Antonio’s local recommendations. He’s our Portuguese representative and a huge home exchange fan!