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International Home Exchange with Trusting Traveler- If We Can do it Blog Challenge

If We Can Do It, So Can You!

Hi, my name is Kerry Ascione and I’ll be really quick and to the point.

I spent most of my life dreaming about travel and not doing much about it.  I thought foreign travel was for the rich and since I was not rich, I was not entitled to it.

In 2005, my husband changed careers to teaching and got that great perk – summers off.

In 2006, I found out about International Home Exchange and tried it out.  During the summer of 2006 my family of five, including 2 kids and grandma, spent six weeks in Spain in Italy in three incredible home exchanges.

Our lives haven’t been the same since.  They’ve gone from fine to phenomenal.

Since then, my family has spent three to six weeks every other summer in Europe, for a total of fifteen weeks in the last five years.  This fits perfectly into our busy lifestyle and gives us so much to look forward to every other summer.

International home exchanging has afforded us the incredible luxury of cultural travel that we never thought possible.   We’ve not only visited amazing places, but have the opportunity to live in incredible comfort, if not luxury, as locals – not merely tourists.  We have been incredibly enriched by these experiences.

I am so grateful that home exchange has provided my children, especially, the opportunity to have these amazing global experiences so young in life.  I can’t help but believe that these experiences will make them more open-minded, accepting, flexible, and compassionate people.

Now it’s your turn because “if we can do it, so can you!”

Kerry Ascione