I got a tough question from a reader last week: Thank you for your great blog! It is definitely helpful for those of us that are just starting to think about home exchange. My wife and I (with 1 small dog) are looking to do a home exchange between our house in Florida and a […]
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I often find myself in a city with a few hours to kill before check in at my lodging. Or with a bit of time before a train or flight. In these situations it’s a hassle to lug around a suitcase. Enter CityStasher, a new company that connects local businesses with travelers for short term […]
A reader recently wrote to me with an interesting question: I have been reading your site and have learned a lot. I initially thought I would “home swap”, but I think I like other options. I live on Cape cod and our season of interest is limited. I have a very nice room over the […]
A reader recently commented: I don’t read many blogs but I really enjoy yours! Thank you. Can you share info about how often your own home(s) are swapped out and how that fits into your own (presumably) traveling lifestyle? Can you talk about how much work it is to administrate and manage home swaps from […]
These days new sharing economy travel companies launch every week, and I sometimes discover established businesses that I had missed. All of these get added to my spreadsheet of sharing economy travel services. Here’s the summary for November.
While the typical house swapper might be a bit more established in their life and lodging, many of us won’t stay in the same home forever. And once you’ve planned a move you need to figure out what to do with your home exchange listings. This isn’t as straightforward as I thought it would be.
I’ve managed to find a few home exchanges for one night stays. For instance, my recent stay in London. But I’ve never hosted someone for just one night. To get a one night home swap I think you have to be open to the possibility that your host might be home. Be prepared to stay […]
I met the founder of PiggyBee in Brussels! I don’t get much credit for this meetup. I actually forgot he lives in Belgium. But, as I do with all my trips, for a recent trip to Europe I listed my origin and destinations on a few crowdsourced delivery networks. I have some favorites that get […]
During a recent visit to Brussels I found a home swap through the GuesttoGuest network. It could not have been in a better spot. Right in the center of all the sights of interest to tourists. The owner of the flat rents it out most of the time, presumably on Airbnb. But he also occasionally […]