Turtle Tempts Mermaid

So THIS happened: Boy and Girl go SCUBA diving at the Great Barrier Reef, Turtle KISSES Girl, Girl flips for Turtle, Boy has “chat” with Turtle, Boy and Turtle square off, Turtle tries to block Boy’s air, Girl shows Turtle her wedding ring, Turtle sulks then asks Boy for a Hug. Boy, Girl and Turtle swim on happily.

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Bay of Fires Sizzles! (Tasmania)

The Bay of Fires (Northeast Tasmania) is famous for its beautiful, empty beaches with very white sand, clear waters, and photogenic bright orange rocks (caused by lichen). You would think the name is for obvious reasons – but we found out…

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The Halfway Point, in Numbers

Today marked the halfway point of our adventure down under! We spent the day exploring Mornington Peninsula, south of Melbourne, and adding more laugh lines with new friends! Great wine tasting (and an impromptu haircut in a vineyard!) So, here is our journey in NUMBERS, thus far: 11 Weeks 77 Days 7 Home exchanges 1 Monohull sailboat 22 Different beds …

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7 Things we LOVED about Sydney (and 5 things that surprised us)

Their Sydney home for our Denver home – an exchange in January meant snow for them and sunshine for us! A nice family from a suburb north of Sydney wanted to go skiing in Colorado and we were happy to exchange for warm weather and an Aussie adventure.

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Tips to Organize Multiple Home Exchanges

As fans of the home exchange experience we’re often asked for tips. If you have experienced the pleasure of a successful home exchange, you’re likely excited to do more. If you’ve never considered home exchange you may enjoy our story about exchanging your home with strangers. Now, what about scheduling several home exchanges in a row for one unforgettable trip? This may seem daunting to organize, but with these tips you’re only limited by your imagination!

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Home Exchange – I could never do that. Or could I?

It sounds a little scary – letting complete strangers have the run of your home (and drive your car, if you choose) while you are away, but we have had great success with home exchange. Our first one was in Scotland – 3 weeks for our honeymoon. Such a lucky story…

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