Home Exchange Experience: A Testimony from a Veteran Traveler

Sep 18th, 2014

Susan is one of the most experienced home exchangers we have met during these years, and we have asked her to tell us a bit more about all her experiences home swapping. Here you have a great testimony to start thinking about a home exchange for your next trip:

Our first experiences:
We started to home exchange in 2007, and we have had about 30 home exchanges since then. Like most people we started off because of the savings of money on the trips. Now it’s turned into much more than that, and now it’s really about all the people. We have made so many friends throughout the world. It’s really just changed the entire way that we have traveled.

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One of Susan’s most memorable exchanges was a houseboat in Sausalito.

 

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4 Places to Eat Like a Local Foodie in LA

Jun 02nd, 2014

Los Angeles is undoubtedly intertwined with the entertainment industry and Hollywood culture. Everything popular, from fashion to food, seems to be extremely trendy. While it can be fun to be hip with the times, there is a reason that things go out of style. The best stuff, particularly when it comes to food, will always stay around. As a result, we have made it our mission to find the most classic spots for Los Angeles foodies.

 4 Places to Eat Like a Local Foodie in LA

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1. Papa Cristo’s Greek Restaurant

A lively family has owned this authentic Greek restaurant for over 60 years. Although it relies on neighborhood regulars, its incredible locale near the core of downtown L.A. makes Papa Cristo’s easily accessible from anywhere in the city. This hearty Greek feast is massive, and the fresh pita bread, mouthwatering roasted lamb, and irresistible baklava are guaranteed to have you yelling, “Opa!”

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5 Classic Boston Adventures

May 28th, 2014

From its quaint colonial charm to its raving Red Sox fanatics, Boston is bursting with tradition. Nestled in the center of New England, “Beantown” intertwines history, culture, and sports, offering something to capture the heart and mind of any visitor. Among the lesser known traditions await some excellent, local experiences that the whole crew will love.

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Boston Harbor (Photo: Delia Huff/Flickr)

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Sydney Restaurants For Mom, Dad, & Your Little Mates

May 20th, 2014
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Papi Chulo. Image: www.au.timeout.com

While Aussie renowned Vegemite and Meat Pies are definitely worth a try, the best restaurants in Sydney pride themselves on foods originated from everywhere. This city takes flavors from around the world and makes slight modifications to create a unique, new take on the classics.

In this post we hand-picked top Sydney spots for both big and little mate tastebuds alike:

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Where to Eat Like A Local In Sydney

May 13th, 2014

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I could write for a year and I would not cover your choices as to where to eat in Sydney. More so than not the restaurants here fall into the first class category; while still offering plenty of cheap and cheerful options. Sydney is divided in suburbs where different ethnic groups have settled, thus you can go to the appropriate area when you have a craving for a particular kind of cuisine. This post is about two must-try classy cafes that are the epitome of the good life for Sydney locals.   Continue reading

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A Cultural Agenda for the Family in Mexico City

Apr 28th, 2014
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Museo Nacional de Antropologia. Image source: chiaraatik.tumblr.com

It’s easy to breeze through vacation without actually delving into the essence of a city’s history or heart. What makes a city tick is based on an intricate cultural tapestry—woven from history, food, language, and true local leisure. What better place to get a dose of cultural medicine than one of the most interesting and paradoxical cities in the world: Mexico City. With over 150 museums, a thriving art and music scene, and strong ties to its Aztec and Mayan roots, there’s nothing more exciting than finding a place amid its large and numerous streets that resonates with you and your family. Here’s a short agenda to make sure you steer clear of the junk and experience the real deal.

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Best-Kept (Recreational) Secrets of NYC Families

Apr 22nd, 2014

How do New Yorkers relax in the city that never sleeps? Where do families escape the hustle and bustle of America’s most populous metropolis to enjoy the sun on a pleasant summer afternoon? While New York City may seem antonymous with peaceful, we’ve discovered some serene getaways that are the Big Apple’s Best Kept Secrets!

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High Line Park NYC – Manhattan – New York City (Photo: David Berkowitz/Flickr)

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5 NYC Spots That Youngsters Will Love

Mar 31st, 2014

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New York City has a lot to offer: huge parks, exquisite museums, towering skyscrapers, flashing lights, (and the list goes on and on). However, it could be easy for your little one to get overwhelmed by the city that never sleeps. Venture to these kid approved places in order for the whole family to happily take a bite out of the Big Apple.

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