Author Archives: Kerry Ascione

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.

If You’ve READ IT, Please REVIEW IT (On Amazon)

Hi, this is a shout out to anyone who follows the Trusting Traveler and has either purchased, or been gifted a copy of Have Home Will Travel. Did you know that anyone can write a book review on Amazon.com regardless … Continue reading

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What Came First…The Home Exchange Offer or The ‘Faberge’ Egg?

I’ve had three more exciting home exchange offers this week; but this post will address just one of them… and simultaneously solve the ‘What Came First’ riddle. Can you fathom the connection?  It’s an odd one, for sure. Well, as you may have guessed, … Continue reading

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As Problems Go, This is a Good One – Too Many Free Opportunities for World Travel!

It’s true!  Now that I’ve already arranged two fantastic home exchanges for next summer; I’m (kind of/sort of)  hoping that I won’t receive any more great offers!  But, the chance of that is pretty low. In fact, I’ve received three more home exchange offers … Continue reading

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Turning Down Paris – It’s So Hard to Do!

I recently received two more lovely home exchange offers.  I’ve had to turn both down, because, as you may already know, I’ve already arranged two fantastic home exchanges for my family for next summer. We will go to Amsterdam for a home exchange of … Continue reading

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Iceland to Amsterdam – Makes Perfect Sense!

When I wrote my book, Have Home Will Travel, The Ultimate International Home Exchange Guide for Families, I spent a lot of time researching airfare; specifically, how to save a lot of money on airfare.  Before I wrote the book … Continue reading

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Home Exchange Brings American & French Family Together for a Day

In January (2014), I received an enticing offer to exchange my home in Monmouth County, New Jersey for a French families home in the Rhone-Alps Region of France for several weeks in July (2014).  Unfortunately, I had to decline their desireable offer of exchange.  The reason being that my family only … Continue reading

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Home Exchange #2 is Secured! I couldn’t be happier!

It’s true, I am very happy.  I now have two amazing home exchanges to look forward to beginning around mid July next summer.  As you know I have arranged to exchange for at least two weeks with a family of five from France. … Continue reading

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Brittany It Is! One Home Exchange Secured, One more to Go!

If you’ve been following for just the last few weeks, you will have seen that I have been receiving quite a lot of interesting home exchange offers.  There hasn’t been an unattractive offer in the bunch. Several offers have been … Continue reading

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This Home Exchange Offer from Sweden was Two Homes in One!

It’s true, I received a home exchange offer for an very nice apartment only an 8 minutes   train ride or 30 minute bike ride into the old town of Stockholm City; and if that isn’t interesting enough, the family also … Continue reading

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Two More Home Exchange Offers – Is One of Them ‘The One?’

Another interesting week of home exchange offers.  I received two more offers from France. The first offer was for a very cute two bedroom apartment in the mountains in the Hautes-Pyrenees department and came with a car exchange.  Of course … Continue reading

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