See the World With a House Sit or Exchange

Cutting your lodging costs can stretch your travel dollar.

Retirees Pat Lee and her husband, JD, love visiting new places for extended periods. In the past 22 years, to stretch their travel budget and see the world, they have swapped their Mesa, Ariz., house with homeowners in 21 locales, ranging from Santa Barbara, Cal., to Perth, Australia. Last summer, they exchanged homes with a French couple with homes in Burgundy, Cannes and Corsica, and they stayed at all of them.

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