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|How To Save Your Traveling Cost
Have you ever dreamt of sampling local wines in Tuscany in
September? Will it be a wonderful time to visit Paris in the
spring? Enjoy the English countryside in the summer? You may
think this is just a dream and cannot reach. It doesn't have to
You can travel to some of the world's most interesting and
beautiful locations and you will only pay for airfare, dining
out and tourist attractions!
Now, you may have questions whether how this can be? The concept
is so easy you just use a housing exchange service. You may not
know that this service is widely used in Europe, Asia and
It is so simple like this. You just choose a country you want to
visit, duration, and the exact time you want to go. Arrangements
are made, and you exchange homes with someone else.
This is how it works and you can cut your costs up to 75
percent. By staying in a home, you're not paying the high cost
of hotels (which can run upwards of $125 a night) or dining in
restaurants, saving you hundreds, if not thousands of dollars!
In addition, this is a big chance for you to live like the
locals do. You can also enjoy total immersion into the culture,
and rather than being treated like a tourist, you have the
opportunity to make new friends and participate in your
surroundings as a member of the community.
Many of you may be worry while being away from your home. With
this service, you have the peace of mind that comes from knowing
that your home is being carefully looked after, your plants are
being watered, and your pets are taken care of.
What you have to do is start searching through the Internet and
find a company that you're comfortable with. Sign up and join
the housing exchange list. (Some companies have over 10,000
members!) Then, with a click of your mouse, you can find
information of other, like-minded travelers, who want to visit
Most of companies provide you pictures of the houses and the
description about the houses as well. You can directly contact
the owners to reach an agreement.
Here are some of the things you'll want to agree on:
Total number of adults and children staying in the home Use of
the vehicle and it's maintenance What linen will be provided in
house, and how will it be cleaned? Care of pets Long distance
Don't worry though. Your housing exchange company can help you
put together a list, and give you ideas for preparing for your
Instead of going to a cold, impersonal hotel room, you go "home"
and are welcomed by your next door neighbor, who gives you the
house keys and invites you to dinner the next evening, telling
you to call them if you have any questions.
You can have the vacation you've always dreamed about, and save
thousands of dollars at the same time! Bon voyage!
About the author
Susan Wong is president of a websites network which provide information and resources about hotels and