Seniors Find A Home Away From Home

maxresdefaultI have met several people who have exchanged homes with folks all over the world.  They categorically have told me that it was a wonderful experience. They traded houses, cars and some cases their dogs. My wife and I at want to help senior travelers discover several means for doing so, if you are so inclined. It takes a little bravado to carry this off, but it works for many vacationers.

I know of three right off the top of my head and perhaps you know of others  as well. They are Airbnb, Home Away and VRBO. So let’s take these and see if you might be interested in any for your first travel experience .

Seniors Investigate Airbnb


Airbnb began in 2008 when two designers who had space to share hosted three travelers looking for a place to stay. Now, millions of hosts and travelers choose to create a free Airbnb account so they can list their space and book unique accommodations anywhere in the world.

Airbnb states that with them you may book homes from local hosts in 191+ countries and experience a place as if you lived there. With Airbnb seniors find that hosting opens up a world of opportunity, plus you can earn money sharing your extra space with travelers. Hit the RED search key and input where you would like to go. I tried it with Paris and this came up.

Seniors Check Out HomeAway, Inc


HomeAway, Inc. is a vacation rental marketplace with more than 1,000,000 vacation rental listings in 190 countries. It has operated through 40 websites in 22 languages as of December 31, 2014. This time I chose to go to Madrid, Spain.  Easy and works well.

And finally VRBO, Vacation Rental By Owner.  I learned that VRBO is part of the HomeAway family and works in the same manner. I have known several couples who have found great vacation spots on Hawaii at good prices using VRBO.

With VRBO seniors can book over 1 million listings across their family of brands. It is also perfect for Family Vacations, Reunions & Group Travel. Here is listing of what are called Last Minute Rentals. It gives you some idea of rental costs.

Finally, here is what Google came up with for Home Exchanges. Senior travelers, I wish you well in your choices and your plans for a trip somewhere in the world.  Bon Voyage. -jeb

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