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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While your first inclination might be panic when you map out the various appointments and meetings on your upcoming business trip, relax. Trust us, a rental car has you covered.
ONCE THE FINAL MEETING WRAPS and the last contract is signed and sealed with a handshake, what’s next? Do you catch a flight back home or do you take advantage of the destination? If your next business trip is to Italy, we suggest adding a few more days to explore the country’s most amazing hot spots. Make time for more than a mouthwater- ing Italian meal in these three cities.
Alexandria, Virginia, is located just outside of Washington D.C. It has a reputation for being a pricey area. Even though some restaurants may give your wallet a workout, there are still plenty of spots pleasing to your palate and wallet.