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.

Of course you could travel to Paris, Barcelona, or Rome, but tucked away beyond the big cities are some truly beautiful destinations. To get you started, here are some of our favorite hidden villages in Europe. Bornholm, Denmark photo credit: Steenbergs via photopin cc The island of Bornholm might not be a secret for Danes, but it’s new to many foreigners. It’s a popular summer getaway spot for locals, with a fantastic coastline, great opportunities for outdoor activities, and a rich history. You can also visit the tiny…

The greatest things always happen during a home exchange! Just ask Corinne, our Dutch Representative for HuizenRuil.com; it was thanks to a great swap in Norway that Corinne joined the HomeExchange.com team. Corinne first discovered HomeExchange.com in 2006, and after the first swap she, along with her husband and two children, fell in love with the home exchange way of traveling. For their first exchange, they went to New York City…and during their second exchange in Italy, they shared some time with their Italian partners and discovered that…