[Note: while this giveaway has come and gone, our excitement for HomeExchange.com hasn’t! We’re still big fans of this great service that allows travelers to become temporary locals, all but eliminate their lodging costs, and stretch their travel budgets.
We encourage you to give HomeExchange.com a try. Use our referral link to earn a 100 GuestPoint bonus when you sign up!]
We’re excited to announce our first giveaway of 2017: a one-year membership to HomeExchange.com! Home exchanges are a great way to minimize your lodging expenses while you travel. By staying as a guest in someone else’s home while they stay in your home, another member’s home, or somewhere else entirely, your can stretch your travel budget by zeroing out your lodging expenses and reducing your food budget by eating in!
We LOVE doing home exchanges. We were introduced to the concept by our friend and fellow blogger Sara at Go Gingham. After exploring a few options, found that HomeExchange.com best met our needs. With over 65,000 homes in over 150 countries, travel opportunities abound. So far, we’ve done simultaneous and non-simultaneous exchanges as well as the brilliant “Passport” exchanges in which you earn a credit by hosting other members and then can use that credit at another member’s home, without having to do a true “exchange.”
This one-year membership to HomeExchange.com is a $150 value, and in order to enter our contest, all you have to do is leave a comment below! Too easy. We’ll have a random drawing from among all the commenters to select the winner on or around January 11, 2017, and we’ll post the winner’s name here after the drawing is held. We’ll also notify the winner via e-mail.
Whether or not you win the contest, we highly encourage you to consider home exchanging. We’ve had nothing but great experiences, and stayed in wonderful homes and condos in Las Vegas, near Phoenix, near Montana’s Glacier National Park, and on the gulf coast of Florida. Each one enabled us to stretch our travel budget, and each one added the comforts of home — a nice improvement over most hotel rooms.
Have questions about home exchanges? Care to share a home exchange experience? Or just want to enter the contest? Leave a comment below, and enjoy your next travel adventure, whether it’s for a week or a weekend! THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED. Congrats to our winner: ThistleAmy!