Epic Education Radio: Family Travel Podcast for parents who like Nomadic Matt, Rick Steves, Tim Ferriss & John Lee Dumas
About This Show
All about family travel, slow travel, gap year travel and living abroad with kids. Epic Education Radio is interviews, stories and strategies for people who travel with kids— and for those who plan to. Tune in each week to hear inspired family travelers discuss specific destinations and describe how they handle issues like education, money, accommodation, parenting, technology and more. We talk about the gear, websites, apps and other resources we use, and answer questions from those who have yet to hit the road. If family travel or living abroad is important to you, then this podcast is designed to make your journey better, cheaper and more meaningful.
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EER094: How to do a Family Home Exchange with Marta from Learning Escapes
1 day ago
Is home ownership preventing you from traveling? Learn how to do a family home exchange. The family home swap is how today's guest travels with kids. ::: Like what you’re hearing? Then please subscribe, rate & review Epic Education Radio. We would be extremely grateful! iTunes is a search engine as well, and so rating/reviewing Epic Education Radio the #1 way to help others find us. Thank you! ::: The Family Home Exchange Marta Correale is originally from Rome, but resides in Ireland with her husband and two kids. They live, work and go to school in Dublin, but travel regularly through family home exchange. What's a family home exchange? It's exactly what it sounds like: two families in different parts of the world switch their houses for a set period of time. Everyone gets free accommodation and a new way of seeing the world. We've talked about home swaps before. A family home exchange is the same thing. Typical Family Home Exchange Questions As you might expect, the idea of letting strangers stay in your home while you're away is quite disconcerting to some people. When ideas like this come up, many people ask questions like "Isn't that a risk?" or "Aren't you afraid?" It's true that a family home exchange is not for everyone, says Marta, but for her family, it's been a fantastic way to explore the world with their kids. A family home exchange is built on mutual trust, she says. After all, in most cases, you're in their house at the same time as they're in yours. This "mutual vulnerability" is something that she's accustomed to, and they've never had problems. How to Do a Family Home Exchange In our conversation, Marta explains many of the steps they go t