Staying in a vacation rental and doing a home exchange are similar in many ways. You stay in a home in a residential area, not accommodations built for tourists. You stay in one place for longer (European vacation rentals usually require a one week stay, Saturday to Saturday). You settle in and become part of your neighborhood. No daily maid service, no front desk, no concierge – you are an independent traveler. But with a … Continue reading Home Exchange – Stay in Europe for Free!
Recently, on Twitter, I ran into Lois Sealey who lives in London and runs Home Base Holidays, a home exchange website. I know Lois from my SlowTrav days. Lately I have been interested in the idea of home exchanges, which in many ways are similar to staying in vacation rentals when you travel. You are staying in a home, not a hotel, and are based in a neighborhood where you experience a place as a local … Continue reading Home Base Holidays