If there is one thing we have learned in all our years with HomeExchange, it is that there is no such thing as ordinary. Explore the listings that inspired you to experience the joys of exchanging.

As in years past, the collection of homes which make up the list of most-viewed HomeExchange listings of 2017 is a diverse mix. These listings span the world and feature beaches, city-life and something for those who enjoy the quieter side of things. What are you waiting for? Read on and let your travel imagination run free.

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It’s the week before Christmas, and I am struggling home in the London traffic with my new set of saucepans. No, they’re not a gift for some lucky cook, or even for me. We are starting the New Year exactly as I hope to spend most of it, on home exchanging. Read More

Whether in traditional media or through websites, the global reach of HomeExchange has been noticed. Read the highlights of our 2017 coverage.

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We’d like to dedicate 2017 to you, our community. We continually work to improve HomeExchange.com and provide more opportunities for you, our members, to experience the joys of exchanging. The HomeExchange team is ready to see what 2018 will hold but, until then, we figured it would be a good time to look at some highlights from this last year!

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There are times when a fresh perspective can do you a world of good. And with views look like these, it will be a challenge not to feel refreshed.

When you sit back and think about your ideal trip, what is the image that comes into your head? Is it rolling hills? A coastal breeze? Perhaps a bustling city? Whatever the picture, it most likely includes a bit of a view. That’s why we’ve hand-selected a few locations with truly breathtaking views. Allow these listings to inspire you to plan your next Exchange!

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Why wait? Start planning your travel for next year and get in ahead of the crowd.

If “travel more” on your list for New Year’s resolutions, we can understand why. Thinking, dreaming, and preparing for your next trip is not only exciting but it also gives you something to anticipate.

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Travel enriches our lives and opens our eyes to new cultures and possibilities. It can also be costly. Between flights, hotels, and activities, travel expenses can add up fast, particularly if you’re traveling with family. These high costs can severely limit your travel options or keep you from traveling at all.

However, it is entirely possible to have an unforgettable vacation on any budget. You don’t have to eat at fancy restaurants for every meal or visit the most expensive attractions to get the most out of your travel experience. With a little planning, you can easily get the most out of your next vacation without breaking the bank. Here are a few tried-and-true tips to let your money work for you:

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Great home exchangers ensure their home swap partners feel comfortable in their home and have a worry-free vacation. Follow our tips and make sure your home is well prepared for the swap:

1. Clean Your Home

The cleanliness of the house should be communicated and agreed in advance. You might be very organized and orderly, and your exchange partner(s) might prefer a more relaxed home or the other way around. Take these things into account when arranging a home swap. Some of our Members prefer to exchange with similar people. If you are a family with small kids, a home full of antiques might not be your best choice. Strive to communicate your expectations and needs clearly. Read More