When it comes to travel, I do it on the cheap and my very reasonable rent definitely allows me to run away on a couple big trips a year. But this article all about house swapping by the lovely Joanna Goddard in the new issue of Budget Travel magazine makes me wish I had a fabulous place of my own just so I could trade it with cool people all around the world. I mean, I think it helps that she lives in NYC (vs. Baltimore), but still, what an awesome (and affordable!) way to experience a new place! Click here for the full article, and here for the feature on CNN.