PRN: 10 Reasons why 'Family' Home Exchanging Gets the Thumbs up
10 Reasons why 'Family' Home Exchanging Gets the Thumbs up
LONDON, August 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
Entrepreneur Ed Kushins, Founder and President of HomeExchange.com - the largest home exchange agency in the world - first recognised the opportunity for family home exchanges in 1992 when he took his 14 and 11 year old children on a home exchange. Now nearly twenty years later Ed still loves the concept: "Home exchanging means families can enjoy quality time together in a real home, in a real neighbourhood, rather than a cramped expensive hotel room," says Ed. "It means that except for getting there, a holiday nearly anywhere in the world doesn't have to cost any more than staying at home."
1 -Â Save money with free accommodation with HomeExchange.comand get a great base for an adventure without having to pay Â£1,000s to rent.
2 -Â Save money on food without paying tourist prices. Stock the fridge with local market produce and enjoy most breakfasts, snacks and dinner at 'home'.
3 -Â Save money on car hire and spend the rental money you save on visiting theme parks and attractions with your kids.
4 -Â Comfort - enjoy DVDs, kids games and kids equipment at your exchange partners' home, without the worry of having to take lots of things with you like high chairs, toddler beds and toys!!!
5 -Â Meet the neighbours - it's a chance for your kids to meet and play with local kids, which never happens when you stay in a hotel.
6 -Â Live like a local, not a tourist - shop at local markets and get restaurant, shopping and attraction recommendations from exchange partners and neighbours.
7 -Â Experience a different culture - get an insight into family life abroad - a truly memorable real life experience for you and your kids.
8 -Â Make lifelong friendsÂ - makegreat connections and life-long friends with exchange families creating memories to last a lifetime.
9 -Â A base for explorationÂ - use your HomeExchange.com home as a base, even if you stay a few days at other places. No need to pack the entire car every day!
10 -Â Save the environment - preserve the local culture, support local people and the economy with virtually no incremental impact on the environment.