Dedicated to helping you make the most out of your vacation, The Local's Guide is a collection of HomeExchangers’ recommendations from all around the world.

At HomeExchange, we believe that travelling shouldn't just be about ticking to-see boxes off, it should be about meeting local cultures, discovering unknown places and travelling as a participating guest, not as a spectator.

So, thanks to our community, we now have a map sharing HomeExchangers' favourite local recommendations.

Discover the map

We're offering this map complimentary for the HomeExchange community. For other users, a one-time payment of €3 is needed to access the map. 

The authors of these tips

Marie, who has been living in Paris since she fell in love with the city when she did her study abroad here

John, who was born and raised in Rome, Italy

Megan, who moved to Australia 20 years ago when she married her Aussie husband Alex

And many more!

In short, local HomeExchangers from all over the world!


What will you find in it?

Places locals go to in their day-to-day life

Lesser-known towns/villages that you should not miss

Spots that you will not find in traditional guidebooks

How to use it

You will need to have the Mapstr app to access the map.
It will also allow you to automatically save the map to your account for easy access.
You can find out how to use and save the map here.

Got a tip to share?

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