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…
On land, under the sea and in the air..kangaroos, wallabies, koalas, wombats and Tasmanian devils…dolphins, seals, albatrosses, sharks, turtles, an octopus..brilliant cockatoos, lorikeets, corellas, galahs, curlews, and kookaburras…bats, snakes, lace monitor lizards, large insects, water dragons, and some scary spiders, plus echidnas, emus and cassowaries!
Spending time in St. Augustine, the United States’ oldest city, full of history and coastal beauty, is a great way to enjoy our family in the Jacksonville area and do a bit of exploring Florida in October…followed by a road trip from Colorado to Nevada. Would love your tips for both trips!
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.
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!
We’re on a dreamy adventure in New Zealand, Australia, and Fiji! We’ll be here from January into June 2017. Tasmania, Sydney, Cairns, GBR, Innisfail, Whitsundays, Brisbane, Torquay, Perth, AU. Auckland, Queenstown, Christchurch, Taranaki, Taupo, NZ. Savusavu, Fiji