Tom and Sheila (aka Romancing the Globe) recently completed their first of 12 home exchanges in their very own Down Under Odyssey. Here are the things they loved about Sydney!

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! Read More

That golden ticket, the winning lottery number, getting your ticket called at a raffle – it can feel almost too good to be true. You feel like the luckiest person in the world. With Home Exchange, that feeling can happen just by checking your inbox.

HomeExchange’s over 65,000 listings across the world include amazing castles, private beaches, and architectural wonders that most people only see on the pages of a magazine. These stunning properties are not available to rent, even for wealthy A-listers, but, as a member, you can briefly call home. Read More

In a world where swiping and “liking” seem to be the name of the romance game, might be the last place you’d expect to find it. Yet, when you think about it more, it makes a lot of sense. As you are getting to know someone you tend to look for commonalities to build a dynamic from. Do you like the same books? Is there a movie you both love? The thing is, with, at least one similarity is already known: travel. We each found our way here for one reason or another, but, in the end, it all comes back to exploring the world and sharing that with others.

These connections are becoming more and more common as the network of expands. We hear many stories of long lasting friends from around the world. Like Sandra from London and her connections with Jim in Palm Springs, California, Angela in Rome, Italy and Rosalie and Tony in Perth, Australia or Amanda of Long Beach, California and Oliver in Paris, France. These people, of various ages, and walks of life, become not just exchange friends but true friends. Read More

The time leading up to a very first home exchange is always filled with excitement. And also, sometimes, worry. These HomeExchangers share memories of their first times — the hesitations and doubts — and how they came away convinced and enthusiastic for more!


“When I signed up, my first concern was whether anyone would be interested in my home. So when I received my first exchange requests, I was struck by how people with much better houses than mine were willing to exchange.” Read More

How we spent 34 glorious days in Iceland without breaking the bank. And how you could do the same in any destination.

My family has logged 10 home exchanges in three years, spending as long as three months a year traveling. And we’ve done it by maximizing all the benefits of HomeExchange.

Guiding our thoughts is the belief that not spending money on expensive tourist activities is a down payment toward future travel. Every dollar we save on one trip means more travel days in the future. We know that we can turn one week in a bucket list location into three weeks if we make the right choices, and HomeExchange is the right choice – one heck of a great way to save a lot of money. Read More

By Victoria Ortiz

In the world of HomeExchange, how big your home is and where it is really don’t matter. There’s been a two-bedroom condo in Los Angeles, California, exchanged for a five-bedroom lakeside home in Wanaka, New Zealand, and both parties felt like they got an amazing deal. That’s because both homes were proud and beloved showcases for the families that live in them.

Travel is not black and white. People are inspired to travel for a multitude of reasons, so it makes sense that they would seek different styles and locations of accommodation.
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Whether you want to watch the sunset over the San Francisco Bay or explore the museums of New York City, the 2016 Top 10 listings for America span the gamut. Hike the Pacific Northwest or tan on the Florida coast, there is a home for every taste. Explore below and start planning your next exchange.

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In 2017, HomeExchange celebrates its 25th birthday! Here are some reflections from HomeExchange founder Ed Kushins on the quarter-century journey from modest origins to today.

“Hey Ed, our end-of-January newsletter is scheduled to include a piece tentatively titled What We’ve Learned in 25 Years. Can you put some thoughts into an article?” Read More