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Home Exchanging in Nicaragua

Greetings from Nicaragua, where we have been ensconced in Granada for the past week, staying absolutely free in a very cool little bamboo artist loft/casita. People often ask me how it’s possible that I travel so much. In fact, the … Continue reading

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Free Volunteer Vacations

Today we highlight the Continental Divide Trail Alliance. One of the most scenic ecosystems in the world,the CDT is a 3,100-mile primitive and challenging backcountry trail from Canada to Mexico along the backbone of America. Approximately 70% of the Trail is usable. However, many of those miles are in desperate need of repair, rerouting for sustainability, or removed from roads and motorized trails. If you are interested in seeing some of the most beautiful wilderness this country has to offer, from Montana to New Mexico, and having an excellent outdoor adventure, the CDTA volunteer program is something you might want to check out. Best of all – it’s FREE to volunteers! Continue reading

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Keith’s Tips for the New Year in Washington Times

You may remember the first half of our interview series at Donne’s Travel World in the Washington Times – this was journalist Andrea Poe’s interview with Shelley, that focused on home exchanges. Now, the second half has been published – … Continue reading

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Living Holistically in the Way we Travel

Today we’d like to share a wonderful new review of our book by Christine Garvin, a travel and health writer who pens the blog Living Holistically…with a Sense of Humor. Christine’s review of How To Travel For Free introduced her new Hand-Crafted Series. Continue reading

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Want Free, Authentic Travel? Swap Houses!

As you will find in the book, home exchange is one of our very favorite ways to travel – and one of the few ways to get accommodations absolutely free. From a small studio for a couple of nights, to … Continue reading

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Simplified Travel Can Actually Be More Rewarding

Without a doubt the weakened economy over the last few years has made things more financially difficult for many of us. And with money being a lot tighter than it used to be the way we travel has changed. According … Continue reading

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