Looking for a holiday with a difference? Love Home Swap lists their top 12 destinations for 2014.
'Love Home Swap', the world’s largest home swapping network,has made home swapping super simple by taking the simultaneous swap out of the scenario if needed, making it easier than ever to stay in beautiful homes around the globe.
Members no longer need to match exact dates or destinations with each other, instead they can now pledge time in their property in exchange for points, which they can use to holiday in homes of their choice for free across the globe.
Seasoned swapper and founder, Debbie Wosskow shares her top swap suggestions for 2014.
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
The absolute 'must swap' destination for 2014 is Rio De Janeiro for the much anticipated FIFA World Cup. Whether you’re a football fanatic or simply want to be swept up in the excitement of the Cup, this city is THE place to be in 2014 – meaning hotel prices will seriously soar! While people will be flocking from all over the world to be part of the excitement, many residents will want to escape the city before the madness begins, making this the perfect time to swap your way to the World Cup.
3 bedroom home in Rio de Janeiro
Home to the Australian Open, Melbourne is set to be a hive of excitement from mid January when the tournament kicks off. Not a Tennis fanatic? Hit the Melbourne hot spots instead and enjoy the unrivaled shopping and dining that this amazing city has to offer.
Luxe 3 bedroom apartment in Hawthorn
Napa Valley, California, U.S.A
Boasting world famous vineyards and breathtaking views at every turn, The Napa Valley is a must see for all wine lovers. Just a stone’s throw from San Francisco, simply take a day trip from your swap home in the city or really live like a local and exchange your way to a country cottage amongst the vines.
Country home amongst the vineyards
Byron Bay, Australia
Byron is the perfect place to recharge the batteries in the comfort of your home-away-from-home. Opting for a house, rather than hotel stay allows you to enjoy those creature comforts such as fully equipped kitchens, spacious gardens and ample bathrooms. Spend your days relaxing by the beach, browsing the Farmer’s Markets or simply soaking up the relaxed village atmosphere in one of the local cafes.
Spacious home in the Byron Bay Hinterland
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
Voted by Money Magazine as one of the best places to retire, a visit to San Miguel should certainly be on the bucket list. The city is bursting with art galleries, cafes and artisan markets. Lose yourself in stunning churches, glorious gardens or simply enjoy the complex flavours of a glass of aged tequila in front of a roaring fire.
Luxurious Mexican Villa