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~~Helen and the Digsville Team
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Travel + Leisure calls Digsville the ebay of home exchange! Check out the online link here.

Digsville and founder, Helen Coyle Bergstein has appeared on CNN and their affiliates including ABC's Eyewitness New with Bill Ritter. Digsville has also appeared in many magazines and newspapers in a variety of travel and home exchange featured articles. Just some of the places that we have received placement:

  • The New York Times
  • Budget Travel
  • National Geographic Traveler (April Issue '06)
  • Parents Magazine
  • LA Times
  • USAToday
  • MSN Money
  • Seattle Times
  • Kiplinger's
  • San Francisco Chronicle
  • Star Bulletin (Hawaii)
  • NPR Marketplace
  • San Francisco Chronical
  • The Boston Globe
  • Consumer Report Travel Letter
  • TravelSmart Newsletter
  • Nashville City Paper
  • The Holland Sentenial
  • Real Money
  • The Sunday Times of London and many, many other papers/mags and websites worldwide.

Digsville has gained recognition in major and regional newspaper, magazines and radio shows worldwide. Founder Helen Coyle Bergstein is the Digsville expert-in-residence on everything concerning home and hospitality exchange. She has written an award winning newsletter since 1999, has been quoted in all of the publications noted above and has been a guest columnist in a number of travel related newsletters. If you are a writer, reporter, or editor seeking more information home exchange and /or the unique benefits of the Digsville Home Exchange Club please contact us.

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Some past quotes......

Star Bulletin

TravelSmart - June 15, 2003
"We have found the Digsville Home Exchange Club to be well-run and escecially responsible, and a recent T/S study found Digsville to be among the most reliable clubs out there!"

NPR Marketplace  - January 22, 2003
"How would you like to move into a home in some quaint little Irish village or French or Italian country town and not pay anything for your lodging? You can do it, but as our Savvy Traveler, Rudy Maxa, tells us, there's a catch. The catch is, you have to let the resident of the home you're occupying live in your place. It's called 'house swapping,' and it's a great way to accomplish two things: Firstly, you'll save money while traveling and, secondly, you'll enjoy a more meaningful vacation."

Consumer Reports Travel Letter  - November 2001
"Your next trip could include free accommodations and the chance to explore a destination as if you were a local. The money saved on home exchange is substantial - up to thousands of dollars. You're eliminating not only lodging costs, but often car-rental tariffs, since many home swap arrangements include the use of a vehicle. Digsville offers a friendly site and much online interaction. Digsville also provides the opportunity for people to describe not only their homes, but they can plug their home towns - a great feature for those from smaller unknown locales."

CBS MarketWatch  - May 31, 2001
"Home exchanges, or house swaps, are increasingly popular as Americans seek less expensive, and often more exotic accommodations in roaming the country and the world. 'Maybe it's the softening economy, the secondary vacation homeowners looking for a change of scene, the adventure of experiencing a place like a native, or all three - whatever the reason, it's going to be a hot summer for home exchanging' " says Helen Bergstein, resident expert swapper.

Schenectady Gazette  - February 11, 2002
"What started in academia in the 50's and 60's with teachers and professors seeking culturally rich and economical vacations has caught on with the aging baby-boom population and the growth in second-home ownership. Helen Coyle Bergstein, founder of and frequent swapper herself provides valuable information and insider tips on all aspects of the home exchange process. "

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