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As a member of IVHE you already know the great advantages that home exchange & trade vacations can bring you. Why keep it to yourself?? Tell your friends, family and colleagues, even other home exchanger making a request from locations you are not interested in going to, about IVHE’s unique home swap system that gives the option of direct home swaps and credits trades, all in the same place. We are always looking to increase the selection of exclusive properties we have on the site to improve the range of vacation options for you and all our members.
By introducing a new member to IVHE you receive up to 10 free credits (worth $1000 of vacation time) for each qualifying new member joining, which results in a live property listing. And when those new members host another IVHE member for the first time, you would also receive 50% of the credits value, while the host keeps all of theirs.
Give the gift of travel:
With Christmas approaching, give something unique to the person that has everything. A membership to IVHE would make that perfect unique gift. Once they have enjoyed your gift for the year they will remember it for years to come on all their exclusive vacations, be it a romantic getaway, family fun, city break.
There is no limit to how many new members you can refer and you earn credits for each one as well as receiving a bonus of 10 credits for three or more referrals in any six month period.
To make sure you are always up to date with the latest promotions and properties visit our Facebook page, Pinterest and Tweets. Our weekly updates on our home exchange travel blog http://www.blog.ivhe.com/
The IVHE team always wants to hear from you, just post feedback on your latest trade to receive a free credit!
The easiest way make a house swap happen, especially last minute, is by being flexible with locations and dates. Being open minded gives you a wealth of choices and you could end up somewhere exciting that you had never thought about. Step into someone else’s lifestyle and let the world surprise you.
Start with the idea of a small party or immediate family and then, if you secure a bigger property, invite others to join you. Big groups can get complicated because it limits possibilities and it can be difficult to find dates and locations that work for everyone.
To take advantage of last minute swaps for summer, timing is important. If you find something available move fast to get your travel plans in place as you can't expect a host to have you pencilled in for long.
Take the time to create an accurate and telling description of your house and community. Sell your location by sharing information on interesting things to do and see in your area that only the locals are aware of.
Provide a notebook with operating instructions for the various appliances, electronics, and hardware around your home.
Inform your Insurance Agent
Talk to your insurance agent about your exchange plans. Most insurance companies are happy to know that a house won’t be left empty and guests will generally be covered under your policy, but it is always good to check.
Find a reputable home exchange service
Home exchange services not only provide a forum to connect with fellow home exchangers, they can also provide a level of security. International Vacation Home Exchange- IVHE, who specializes in Worldwide Luxury home exchanges, provides a detailed contract to protect both parties. References are also required to become part of this private home exchange club and feedback is posted by members about their recent trades.
About International Vacation Home Exchange- IVHE
IVHE specializes in Luxury Vacation Exchanges. A versatile credit system based on non-simultaneous trade-exchanges gives members access to an uncommonly broad selection of choice properties and has the advantage of not needing to find another person who want to visit their property. With the addition of Dubai, Bequia, Phuket, and Cabo San Lucus, International Vacation Home Exchange now provides its members year-round access to luxury vacation homes on 6 Continents and in 56 Countries. IVHE members have access to luxury-staffed villas, yachts, ski lodges, boutique hotels and even safari game lodges. Add to that highly individual and personal service given to all members, and IVHE is the 1st choice for luxury home exchange.
Hiking Trails in the Adirondacks
In the fair weather months this is an ideal base for walkers. There are trails for all levels and ages, special trails for families with smaller children.
The Adirondacks has the largest trail system in the nation, the Adirondack Park offers some of the best hiking in the East with over 2,000 miles of marked hiking trails. Most famous among these are the region’s trails leading to the 46 High Peaks, each over 4,000 feet. With so many mountains and trails to choose from, it's no surprise that hiking and climbing are favourites among the areas outdoor activities.
The area is stunningly beautiful with lakes and mountain, scattered small towns offering great restaurants and shops.
Looking for some more Adventurous Hikes?
If you are up for a challenge try Mount Marcy, the highest mountain in New York State, at 5,344 feet, or Mount Haystack, one of the most demanding hikes in the High Peaks Region. Tackle either of these and you’ll see the summit views are worth the hike!
Favorite Lake Placid Day Hikes
Looking for a hike that doesn’t take the entire day? The Adirondack Park is home to a number of day hikes that will leave you time and energy to enjoy the rest of what the area has to offer – and with a view! Try Cascade Mountain – a local favorite and one of the easiest of the High Peaks to climb known for its spectacular panoramic vista. Or for some of the region’s shorter hikes that don’t lack in views, try Owl’s Head, Cobble Hill or Balanced Rocks – all great for family hikes or quick jaunts with friends.
Whiteface Mountain facts;
Base Elevation: 1,220'
Little Whiteface Elevation: 3,676'
Lookout Mountain Elevation: 4,000'
Highest Lift Terminus: 4,386'
Highest Skiable Terrain: The Slides at 4,650'
Peak Elevation: 4,867'
3,430 feet — The greatest vertical drop in the east
3,166 feet — Lift serviced vertical drop
Number of Trails: 86
Longest Run: Wilmington Trail at 2.1 miles (total skiing and riding over 22 miles)
283 including 35 in-bounds, off-piste double-black diamond wilderness terrain skiing on "The Slides" (conditions permitting) 53 acres of tree skiing