Gary Voss, an experienced home exchanger, was recently interviewed by Jennie Carr at Silver Travel Advisors on their radio show in the United Kingdom. Listen to the interview.
Gary talks about the advantages of owning a vacation home but also how he and his wife, Wendy were initially hesitant in making the major purchase of a second home. Once they found International Vacation Home Exchange, IVHE.com, they realised they can unlock the value in their second home and begin to travel the world. Hear about how he and his family now enjoy new vacations through house swapping in various countries and new hear about further destinations that are on his bucket list.
Gary also touches on how IVHE brings together a community of like-minded people, making travel affordable and opening up new destinations that they have only dreamed about.
Gary and Wendy own a lovely villa in Barbados which has become a favorite location amongst IVHE members. The following is an extract of one of the comments left in the IVHE Guestbook about their villa Rainbow Coral.
You can't be anywhere in this villa, and not hear the lovely music of the waves breaking. From most of the rooms, you have the views of the Caribbean Sea and a blue sky, and you may find yourself counting how many different shades of blue and green are before you.
The complex has a wonderful pool, set in a tropical garden. There is easy access to a secluded, white sand beach with some shade from the palm trees in the later afternoon. The bus to most points on the island stops just outside the villa on the road, and exploring Barbados couldn't be easier--no need to rent a car at all.
We really enjoyed this villa, and couldn't quite get enough of sitting on the balcony, relaxing on the pretty wicker furniture, just listening to the waves and enjoying a rum punch or two as we were cooled by the ever present trade winds. The owner, Gary, called during our stay to ensure that we were having a great time, and that all was well. I highly recommend this property!