It’s that time of year when we can, at last, emerge from hibernation! Winter is behind us and the great outdoors becomes so much more appealing.  It’s getting warmer, greener and we have longer brighter days at long last. The UK is far more appealing at this time of year and has so much to offer. If you haven’t planned something already, this is often a time when we start getting itchy feet for another exchange and what better than to explore your own country. To help with…

We say that “For every home, there is an exchanger.” This compilation of the most-viewed HomeExchange listings in 2016 confirms just that. It covers everything from cityscapes to beaches, with a fine dose of the countryside in between. Here’s a look at what most inspired you to dream of travel. In 2016, many HomeExchangers were drawn to the bustle and bright lights of New York City, while others preferred to unwind in the rural calm of France or England. Of course, there was the draw of relaxation by…

If you could go anywhere in the world, where would it be? That list can seem somewhat endless but with the number of listings for home exchange growing, those dream destinations can quickly become a reality. We’ve taken the time to pare down our list to the top 10 we’d most like to visit in 2017.

As the seasons change and the nights grow longer, what do you want to see after dark when you look into the sky? Stars, of course. But light pollution can get in the way. To escape artificial illumination and truly wish upon a star, here’s our list of the best “dark sky” locations from which to make the most of your upcoming long winter nights. Nearly one third of the world’s population can’t see the Milky Way from home. Glaring streetlights and flashing advertisements contribute to a growing…

The opportunity to try a local food specialty or walk down historic cobblestone streets without hordes of tourists! That’s what more and more travelers are seeking. So here are five less-known North American cities (to add to last year’s selection) of special appeal to explorers who venture beyond the typical sightseer circuit. They promise visitors a special experience, from the sizzling spicy cuisine of New Orleans to British Columbia’s garden city.

So here are five less-known European cities (to add to last year’s selection) of special appeal to explorers who venture beyond the typical sightseer circuit.

The next couple of years will be big for national parks in North America – both the U.S. and Canada – marked by celebrations and, even better, free access! On August 25, 2016, the U.S. National Park Service turns 100 and a number of initiatives have been launched, both to mark a century of nature stewardship and to anticipate what will be needed for the next 100 years. In Canada, where the confederation fetes its 150th birthday in 2017, admission to all national parks will be free that…

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.

“Winter is Coming” – Time to wax your skis and snowboards, fellow wintjsphuorts enthusiasts. Our HomeExchange.com team has picked out seven lovely homes near or in ski resort areas that will appeal to everyone. Jacuzzis, beautiful views, ski in – ski out, you name it, we’ve got it. Stay on a Home Exchange and stretch your skiing budget. 1. Luxury Chalet in Charming Saas Fee, Switzerland