As spring creeps in and summer feels just within grasp, we’re reminded that it’s never too early to start planning a summer vacation. Whether you're dreaming of the shores of the Mediterranean, the coastal cities of the US, or the metropolitan cities of Europe, we’ve compiled a list of tips for how to start planning your dream summer vacation today.

Start planning your summer vacation with HomeExchange Collection

Step 1: Determine your summer vacation must-haves. The best part of the planning process is dreaming about what you want your summer vacation to look like. Are you looking for a relaxing beach getaway, a sightseeing vacation, or something in between? Determining what type of vacation best suits you and your family’s wants and needs will help to narrow down your potential destinations.

Step 2: Decide on a summer vacation destination. Now that you have a good idea of the type of summer vacation that you’re looking to take, it’s time to start looking at destinations. With unlimited destination opportunities, it can be hard to come to a decision on where to go. Home exchanging through HomeExchange Collection gives you the opportunity to explore destinations that you may not have otherwise considered. For example, setting your HomeExchange Collection calendar availability for a reciprocal or GuestPoint exchange during your desired timeframe will open you up to exchange inquiries from member’s all over the world, which can result in unexpected, luxury vacation destinations.

Discover the HomeExchange Collection destinations today

Step 3: Search for vacation accommodations. After deciding on the location of your travel destination, it’s time to start searching for accommodation. Finding adequate, luxury accommodations can be a challenge. Joining the HomeExchange Collection community puts over 2,000 luxury homes around the world at your fingertips. A few dream destinations that you can discover through HomeExchange Collection include a stunning 5 bedroom Southampton, New York home, an 18th century country home in Rome, Italy and a beautiful luxury home in Ibiza, Spain (pictured above). You can also utilize our Exchange Experts to help you find the perfect home in your desired location. Simply tell them how many people you’ll be traveling with, the type of home that you’re looking for and your desired destinations and they’ll work to curate a list of potential homes to contact on your behalf.

Start browsing the HomeExchange Collection luxury homes

Whether you’re planning for a summer vacation or a spring holiday, HomeExchange Collection’s platform of over 2,000 luxury homes across the world is a great way for you and your family to travel luxuriously this year.