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House swapping article at MarieClaire.com

Posted on December 17th, 2008 by Laura Byrne Paquet

Just wanted to mention that Kim Mance, editor-in-chief of the online women’s travel magazine Galivanting, linked to my advice on home swapping in an article for MarieClaire.com. Her story has lots of excellent advice for people looking to save money while travelling. And these days, isn’t that all of us? Thanks for the link, Kim!

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TV advice on house swapping

Posted on December 17th, 2008 by Laura Byrne Paquet

Thinking about house swapping? The NYC TV station NY1 recently ran a good two-part report on the topic with lots of solid advice. Part 1 Part 2

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Home swapping on the rise in Australia

Posted on October 27th, 2008 by Laura Byrne Paquet

Maybe it’s the floundering economy. Perhaps it’s Australians’ famous gregariousness. Whatever the reason, it seems Aussies are getting more interested in house swapping. At least one Down Under swapping organization is seeing a spike in registrations. Homelink Australia, one of the country’s oldest swapping networks, posted a 14-percent rise in registrations in September and is […]

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CNN also likes house swapping

Posted on October 21st, 2008 by Laura Byrne Paquet

Moments after posting my blurb about the Wall Street Journal‘s recent article on home swapping, I learned that Budget Travel and CNN had beaten the WSJ to the punch with a chatty article by Joanna Goddard on her experiences swapping her Manhattan apartment for digs in Paris, San Francisco and Los Angeles. The details of […]

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WSJ investigates the joys of house swapping

Posted on October 21st, 2008 by Laura Byrne Paquet

It seems the recent turmoil in the markets has the readers–or at least the editors–of the Wall Street Journal pondering less expensive ways to travel. Case in point: a recent article in the WSJ discussing the pros and cons of house swapping. The bulk of the story is a Q&A with Lois Sealey, who runs […]

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Bed down in a Korean temple

Posted on October 20th, 2008 by Laura Byrne Paquet

The Korea Tourism Organization is making it easier for visitors to find accommodation options beyond hotels. An easy-to-search section of the KTO website includes lots of English-language details on unusual places to lay your head. For instance, there are links to over a dozen hanok–traditional Korean homes, usually featuring wide porches and sloping roofs–where you […]

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Meet the Brits!

Posted on August 12th, 2008 by Laura Byrne Paquet

VisitBritain is the latest tourist board to realize that many travellers are hungry to meet locals and get off the beaten path while travelling. Its Be a Brit Different website includes blog posts from enthusiastic Britons about their favourite places and activities. According to the Modern Agent website, VisitBritain also has a plan to promote […]

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