How about enjoying a great music festival while home exchanging in Barcelona? It’s time to celebrate spring with music! For over a decade, The Primavera Sound transforms the city, for a few days, in the capital of indie music. The festival has already hosted concerts from Pixies, Neil Young, Sonic Youth, Pulp, Patti Smith, Arcade Fire, and so on.
In 2013, the festival will take over the city between May 22nd and 26th, with the main shows happening in Parc del Forum, the 167.000 square meters paved with colored asphalt seaside park, which whips concrete and trees from the land. Continue reading
It is very likely that London is the city with one of the best selection of museums. And to top it off, most of the museums are free of charge making the consumption of culture an obligatory date while we home exchange in London. And why not, visiting a museum could definitely be a wonderful alternative especially if we come across a very rainy day in the city. Here is our selection of the top 7 museums one must visit in London:
During the summer of 2013, the city of New York City will witness a surprising transformation on the water tanks around the Big Apple. The idea of The Water Tank Project is to inspire millions of people to be more responsible with water in their lives. Continue reading
5 kilometers, 100 events, more than a million of participants and only two rules: “wear white at the starting line” and “finish plastered in color”. That’s how The Color Run works. Self proclaimed as “the happiest 5 km on the Planet” the race is more focused in making you have all the fun you can have rather than in how fast you can run. Continue reading
7 million: that’s the number of flower bulbs planted every year in Keukenhof, a park located a 30-minute bus trip away from Amsterdam, with the most beautiful and famous tulips in the world. Continue reading
March 17th is a day of big celebrations everywhere. St. Patrick’s Day, one of the greatest Irish traditions has taken over the whole world and yes it is more than drinking green beer (but it is a lot of that too!). Check out 7 ways to celebrate the St. Patrick’s day this 17th of March: Continue reading
People love chocolate! It is such a huge industry with so many loyal fans all over the world that simply adore the smell and the flavor of these dark brown delights that melt in your mouth. Want to discover the top 5 chocolate festivals where people with the same passion meet under the same roof? Check out our list!! Continue reading
Just outside of Plaza Mayor located in the heart of the historic Madrid is a cookie shop that sells some of the best homemade cookies one will ever try. The only difference between this shop and that of the hundreds of other sweets shops found throughout the city is that these cookies are made by none other than Hieronymite nuns. Continue reading
Sharing things you own and skills you have with others is a very local phenomenon. You usually only interact with people who live near you, and who you trust. Luckily there are already lots of them, thanks to your existing “offline” networks: your friends, the people you work with, your neighbors, fellow students at your university, folks at your football club, and so on.
So why aren’t we sharing more? Perhaps just because we don’t have an effective communication tool for sharing privately inside these groups, and thus don’t know what kind of things people around us could share. That’s where Sharetribe comes in.
If you feel you are a traveler and not a tourist, if you look for experiences rather than postcards and prefer discovering cities on the streets and not through a guide book, then welcome! Here you will find more people just like you, willing to share their unique vision of the 100 best cities to visit on a home swap. Everyone has a favorite city; but only a local truly knows where the heart of the city lies. So do you believe you live in the best city in the world? If so, then this is your perfect chance for you to Pitch Your City!
100 Cities to home swap before you die is a Knok initiative which gives you an opportunity to tell the world why your city is perfect. The contest encourages travelers from all over the world to pitch their city by publishing a blog post and if their post receives the most votes, they win a Kindle or a trip around the world! Continue reading