Thursday, January 26, 2017
Travel Adventures 2017 - New York, Belgium, Eastern Canada Drive
So far most of our home swap opportunities (to France, Ireland, Holland, Italy) have come from us agreeing to offers made by other members on the website LoveHomeSwap. Despite sending out innumerable requests to people in both United States and Europe, so far only one of our swaps have been the result of a request that we initiated. In many cases, we did not even get a response (positive or negative), let alone finding a match. Understandably getting a swap is not easy since you need to find someone who wants to come to your city at the exact same time that you want to go to theirs. Not everyone else could be as flexible as we were or might be interested in our city. We have turned down our share of requests too, out of lack of interest for going to the requesting location.
That is why when Love Home Swap came up with the new feature of a "points" swap that would facilitate non-simultaneous swaps, it sounded like the perfect solution. You are given a starting set of points and can earn more by allowing others to stay at your place while you are away for whatever reason. In exchange you could use these points to stay somewhere else at another time. The problem is that we have had as much trouble finding anyone to take our points as we did trying to get a simultaneous swap.
2017 is shaping up to be another exciting and varied vacation year for us. More blogs will follow to document our travels.