Just How Viable IS International Home Exchange?


My dad
Watching my kids play in McDonald’s playround

I recently became aware of Lonely Planets, Travel for All project. The purpose of this interesting and worthwhile project is to make travel possible for more people, specifically people with physical disabilities.

As soon as I read about it, I was very intrigued by it. You see, my father suffered lower brain stem damage when he was 42, and I was 19. Due to a condition called Ataxia he has needed to use a wheelchair ever since, he is now 72.

My experience with my fathers challenges and needs coupled with my experience with international home exchange has led me to believe that International Home Exchange could be an extremely advantageous style of travel for handicapped individuals, as well as whole families with handicapped members.

I am currently conducting research to see if this is, in fact, a viable option. I will keep you posted.  In the meantime, if anyone has any knowledge on this subject, please feel free to comment or contact me.

Finally, if you are interested in learning more about the Travel for All project, please follow the link to Lonely Planets blog below:


About Kerry Ascione

Past business and IT professional turned travel writer, blogger, speaker and coach. Huge supporter of the Peer Sharing Movement, especially as it relates to making the lives of families richer in culture and travel. Author of Have Home Will Travel, The Ultimate International Home Exchange Guide for Families.
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