Shake up your summer vacation with a home swap. Sure, Airbnb and hotels are readily available, but there’s something fun about having a built-in house sitter while you’re away and feeling like a real local in a new locale.
Search available homes in a destination you’ve been meaning to visit, or browse inspiring houses worth traveling for. Destinations include nearly every corner of the world, including villas in Thailand, ski-ready apartments in Quebec, farm houses in British Columbia or rustic stays in Huachuca City, Arizona.
Trade spaces with homeowners around the world with Home Exchange. Find the perfect apartment for two in Paris, New York or London, or find something for your whole group in Sydney, Rome and Portugal.
For the true luxury-seekers, Third Home is an upscale way to stay. For those with two homes in their repertoire, Third Home is a way to swap with fellow travelers in “the club” — literally, you have to join. Swap the family beach house with one across the country, or rent out the cabin for a 5-star stay abroad. The only catch, users have to apply for a membership, get accepted into the club and pay a minimum $395 fee for swaps.
Swapping homes for the summer can be an easy way to save some cash while feeling immersed in a new location. With a built in house sitter and more affordable rates for stays during peak seasons, there are a few reasons to consider a house swap.
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Literature lovers have the chance to explore book settings across Asia with new itineraries available through Insight Guides. Where might your literary-inspired travels take you? Here are five designations Insight Guides recommends for literary inspiration in Asia.
For most of us, time in the car is “me time.” You can listen to that podcast you’re captivated by, blast that pop song and sing along at the top of your lungs or listen to the next chapter in that biography e-book you’re almost finished. A road trip only amplifies those opportunities. So, next time you’re traveling by road, take the wheel and take control. Opt for a rental car on your next vacation, rather than a rideshare, taxi or public transportation, and enjoy the open road on your own terms.
Regardless of the temperatures outside, a scarf can be the perfect travel companion if the wind picks up, the sun comes out and you need a shield, you need to cover your shoulders to enter a religious house, or you travel to or through a Muslim country and you need to cover up for modesty. But not all scarves are created equal. In fact, some scarves are created solely for traveling.
All Nippon Airways (ANA) is the largest airline in Japan. With flights from the United States to Japan and all of Asia, it's the perfect airline to book your next trip with. From ANA's amazing in-flight food to its excellent customer service, it comes as no surprise ANA has been awarded five stars for its seventh consecutive year by the SKYTRAX World Airline Rating.
When you are hiking, camping or traveling, bag space is a hot commodity. Making sure you bring all the necessities without making your bag too bulky or heavy to carry can be a challenge. Matador helps you solve this problem with its innovative products like the Mini Pocket Blanket.