Finding Free Accommodations online: New E-book Guides Travelers Through Home Swaps

March 28, 2006 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel News
Boca Raton, FL – A weaker dollar and American’s pent up demand to travel to many places they had stayed away from following the 9/11 attacks have fueled renewed interest in home exchanging. First timers and experienced swappers may benefit from a step-by-step guide to home exchanging now published for the first time as an e-book. After two sold out printings, scores of unmet demand for copies of The Home Exchange Guide: How to Find Your Free Home Away From Home (Poyeen Publishing, $19.95) prompted the publisher to make a digital version of the book available online to anyone with Internet access. Readers curious about the ins and outs of exchanging their home with like minded individuals for a vacation or business trip can learn from experienced exchangers how to go about it.

Over the years, thousands of travelers have found free accommodations when they travel using a time tested concept proven effective by half a million people every year. The Home Exchange Guide was featured in domestic and international media including USA Today, Boston Globe, Wall Street Journal, Midwest Book Review, Newsweek (Japan), and the Vancouver Sun, is the first how-to home exchange e-book with an online focus. American home exchangers M.T. Simon and T.T. Baker help travelers find free home accommodations in the United States and abroad by guiding them through the home exchange process. First time and repeat home exchangers can benefit from The Home Exchange Guide which provides an easy-to-follow process anyone with a home can use. Home exchanging, a common practice in the U.S. and abroad for more than 50 years, allows travelers to swap homes with their counterparts in other locations during their vacation or business trip. Every year, an estimated 250,000 home exchanges take place.

“The Internet has revolutionized home swapping. In the last ten years many travelers have turned to online home exchange organizations to discover home swaps and find exchange partners,” said Baker. “Every year, tens of thousands of travelers take advantage of home exchanges to live like a local and save on accommodation expenses.”

The e-book guides readers through the home exchange process to find out: If they are good exchange candidates; how and where to look for exchangers; what to look for in a home; questions to ask; pitfalls to avoid; how to prepare their home for an exchange; what to expect and do during the exchange; and wrapping up loose ends when the exchange is over. The 187-page The Home Exchange Guide: How to Find Your Free Home Away From Home retails for $19.95 and is available directly from the publisher, Poyeen Publishing, at