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!

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!

In Part 1 of this blog, we listed 5 of the most popular destinations on HomeExchange.com. Here are 5 more top travel destinations to fuel your imagination even further. Your travel dreams are only limited by your imagination. Just imagine yourself here. Paris Ah, Paris. The City of Lights and the City of Love, definitely on the list of dream destinations. It’s not hard to picture yourself here, is it? Imagine looking out from the top of the Eiffel Tower, or at the city lights from the top…

What’s better than having fun things to do? Having fun free things to do. Welcome to our blog series, 10 Free Things. Today we head down under with 10 fun and free things to do in Sydney. 1. Zen out at the Royal Botanic Gardens These beautiful gardens are home to nature trails, rare and endangered plants, succulents, herbs, and more. The grounds cover an area of 30 hectares in the heart of the city. Time your visit with one of the free guided tours, which run at…