This week in 36 cities across the globe over 178 collaborators took part in the first ever International Collaboration Day! Co-working spaces in cities like Barcelona, Buenos Aires, Paris, and Atlanta opened their doors to invite fellow collaborative consumption entrepreneurs to eat, drink, debate, and push each other to uncover what the benefits and future of this modern business trend may be.
We hope you’ve heard of home exchange by now; an ever-popular point of reference is the movie The Holiday where two women (played by Kate Winslet and Cameron Diaz ) with men problems swap homes and find new love in exchange! Not bad, right?
Besides the romantic element of serendipity, there is a lot to be said for this kind of vacation experience.
At the start of the year after all the resolutions are made, and the bucket lists are written, it’s a good time to look for some inspiration for your new travel goals. Perhaps you want to travel more this year but you are unsure where you should go? Or how you should do it? With so many travel options out there, it’s hard to know the best way for you and your family to get the most out of your vacation experience. In this post, we present you with our favorite travel option: home exchange and the up-and-coming destinations in Europe you should swap to in 2014 according to Lonely Planet, Fodor, National Geographic, and our very own travel trend-spotters at Knok.
Europe’s Up-And-Coming Travel Destinations in 2014:
At the start of a new year, we all make promises to ourselves: Go to the gym more, eat healthier, learn another language, read more books, learn to cook, travel more, try something new…It’s a special time in all our lives when anything and everything seems possible. We take hold of our own willpower and take stock of our dreams, and try to make the two work together to accomplish our life goals. It’s the perfect time to start a 30-day challenge for example, or create an ambitious bucket list, or upgrade the way you see the world. One of the ways that your family can all do something meaningful and fulfilling this year is through traveling the home exchange way. Continue reading
As we approach 2014, many of you have already started planning your vacations for the new year. We hope that if you haven’t given home exchange a try that 2014 will be the year! Our blog Knoleskine offers travel inspiration, ideas for unforgettable destinations, and tons of tips on how to get the most out of your swapcation!
Whether you’re celebrating the holidays somewhere sunny like Florida or snowy like London, we all dream of that magical white Christmas so often seen on the big screen. So when the weather isn’t cooperating, or you simply want a little extra white goodness in your celebrations, this recipe brought to you by our favorite traveling cook, Jacqueline, is sure to make the most wonderful time of the year even sweeter!
According to the history books, the very first Christmas market was held in the XV century in Dresden, Germany. Known as the birthplace of the seasonal marketplace, this tradition has since then spread throughout europe like wildfire, leaving holiday cheer and shiny ornaments in its path.
Nowadays all of Europe celebrates Christmas with these marvelous markets that are great places to learn about local culture and tradition during the holiday season. Also, there’s nothing quite like scoping out the locals and tourists in the classic chaotic scenario of beautifully decorated stands overflowing with hand-crafted gifts, homemade sweets and salty treats.
As the numbers of markets increase with time, it’s impossible to list all of them; however, we’ve tried to highlight those which we think offer something truly unique to the Christmas market gamut. We invite you to exchange homes in these cities and discover these 5 Christmas markets that made it into our top 5 countdown!
…It was a few weeks before Christmas and all through the house the Yelpers were prepping the room for the first-ever Knok-hosted holiday bash! Light-up santa hats were placed round the room, secret santa gifts were stacked under the tree, homemade Spanish tortillas and other pica pica were placed on the table, the DJ was dusting his discs, and the Miniblack champagne was being chilled in the fridge. Continue reading