Exchanging your home is an ideal way to travel without spending a fortune. You can enjoy home from home comforts and experience life like a local in your chosen destination. I think house swapping is a great idea.
Here are a few steps to help you organise your holiday:
1. Not fussed about the destination…?
If you are not bothered about where you go, you should do a search online for cheap flights or last minute deals. If you manage to find a good offer, you can book and then do a house search.
2. Decided on the destination, need flights?
Perhaps you have your heart set on a destination and have found the perfect holiday home. Now all you need are flights. If you are flying within Europe, you should search for low cost flights with airlines such as easyjet and Ryanair. Low cost airlines are ideal if you want a cheap flight and no frills service. It is better to book flights in advance with these airlines as that is how to get the cheapest deals. However, it is not always possible to book ahead and so if you are doing a last minute search it is a good idea to compare low cost airfares with standard airline prices. Sometimes there is not very much difference in the cost, but the standard airline service is better and it usually includes a check in baggage allowance.
If you need to travel long-haul it is a good idea to use a flights search engine which will list the flights available with different airlines to your destination. You can price check the airfares you find with other websites including the airline’s official site.
By booking flights in advance, using flights search engines, flying with low cost airlines and doing a house swap, you can enjoy a cheap, comfortable holiday at any time of the year.