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Live like a local - the home exchange way!

A July 2001 trip to Montreal by digsvillelady

Home away from Home Photo, Montreal, Quebec More Photos
Quote: When JazzFest (Montreal) rolled around once again, my husband, Joe, daughter Lily (5) and I sent off for our cozy (temporary) apartment in the coolest neighborhood in Montreal while our host stayed at our pad in Hoboken, New Jersey!

Live like a local - the home exchange way!

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Home exchange, aka "home swapping," is a savvy travelers way of seeing the world - at no cost! It's really quite simple: you exchange your house/apartment with someone in another state or country for a mutually agreeable period of time. We have swapped our home in Hoboken, NJ, for periods of time as short as a weekend up to a whole summer! Highlights: no costs of course, the comfort of a "real" home, and last but not least traveling as if you live in a place!Quick Tips: -Get to know your potential exchange partner via email, phone, or post -Ask for pictures of inside and outside the home -Be clear about your conditions - are you willing to care for a small pet? Are yo...Read More

Montreal - the home exchange way!

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Home away from Home Photo, Montreal, Quebec
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To attend JazzFest in Montreal, we traveled our usual route - we exchanged, or "swapped" our home in Hoboken, NJ. After many emails concerning proximity and accessibility to New York City (from Hoboken), questions about the one-mile square city of Hoboken and whether our mutual needs would be met, we (our swap partner, Joan) agreed on a one week exchange in early July. Virtually all of the correspondence between Helen and Joan was done by email and the message boards on the Digsville.com website, with neither feeling the need to pick up the phone. Many logistics were hashed out through email communication: how the keys would be transferred; dates and times of arrival and departure; phon...Read More

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digsvillelady

digsvillelady
Hoboken, New Jersey