There’s a certain freedom in traveling to places all over the world. The sun seems a little brighter. The people seem a little happier. The culture is so captivating that you have to bring some of it home with you. So if you’ve gone out into the world, adventured it up, or went sight seeing, here’s how to bring the trip home with you. Here’s how to decorate your home using items you’ve collected from all the places you’ve traveled to. Read More


Some of the most commonly held myths about home exchanging. And our best shots at busting them.

Sharing is not new. It goes back to the dawn of humanity itself, and yet when most people first consider sharing their homes, they squirm a bit. We get it. There are probably a thousand reasons why you think this isn’t for you. Fret no more! Read More


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.

Obviously, our list is completely subjective. We could make a case of any number of other fantastic destinations. Let this list be a jumping off point for you to start planning your next adventure with HomeExchange. Read More


Newspapers, magazines, television, bloggers and others are taking more and more notice of HomeExchange! Here’s what some of them had to say during 2016.

HomeExchange is an amazing community. The 65,000+ active members are living their travel dreams and speaking out about it. Media has been listening and word about HomeExchange and home swapping is reaching all corners of the globe. Here is a small sampling of the many ways in which your voices and our news were covered by the press in 2016. Read More

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Tom and Sheila (aka Romancing the Globe) are about to embark on a trip of a lifetime. A five-month, twelve home exchange adventure to explore New Zealand, Australia and Fiji!

Have you been Down Under? Is Australia, New Zealand or Fiji on your bucket list? They are on ours! We’ve dreamed of diving the Great Barrier Reef, wandering the lands of The Lord of The Rings, and exploring the rainforests and reefs, plus seeing koalas, kangaroos, penguins and Tasmanian devils. Our five-month, twelve home exchange adventure begins in just a few weeks!! Don’t pinch us, because if this is a dream we don’t want to wake up! Read More


Do your New Year’s resolutions include traveling more, making new friends and saving money? Check them all off in January by setting up a home exchange!

While HomeExchange’s vast network of homes in 150 countries makes it easy to “live like a local” all throughout the year, our data shows that January is the best time to organize an exchange. It’s when our most experienced members do it, taking extra advantage of new members’ listings, which translates to a larger and fresher selection of homes from which to plan your ideal vacation. Read More


The following English-language media coverage about HomeExchange is in addition to what we’ve summarized in our international roundup, which includes intriguing news from 12 countries and in 12 languages!

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There are few places on Earth as uniquely compelling as the “Land of Fire and Ice.” Discover why Iceland is a favorite destination for a growing number of HomeExchange members.

There must be something magical in the cool glacial water of this volcanic island. Far from tropical reefs and coconuts, Iceland is a different sort of island life. That’s part of the appeal. Rich in both nature and culture, Iceland has become a premier vacation spot. With spectacular fjords and rushing waterfalls to match an eclectic collection of festivals and museums, this is one trip you won’t want to leave. Especially once you get to know the locals as only HomeExchangers can. Read More