THIRDHOME Members, partners, and friends ended a day on the slopes with a night on the town at gatherings at Christopher Martin Gallery in Vail and Aspen over Presidents Day weekend. The topic buzzing throughout the crowds? An exciting new member perk.

CEO of THIRDHOME, Wade Shealy (Left) and Owner of Christopher Martin Gallaries, Christopher Martin (Right)

The evening started with a cocktail hour, where guests oohed and aahed over the art as they caught up with each other over drinks and hors d’oeuvres. As the cocktail hour came to a close, THIRDHOME Founder and CEO Wade Shealy took to the mic to invite members to share their THIRDHOME travel experiences with the guests. Saving the best news for last, he revealed that members could now use Keys (normally only useable for travel) towards the purchase of art. Click here to learn more. 

Before the night was over, Wade passed the mic to Christopher, where he revealed that members could also access the gallery for their own private events, big or small – think birthday celebrations, special events, and the like. Members can email directly with the gallery here to learn more.  

Art lovers and collectors can expect to find Martin’s original works, limited edition pieces, and the work of American sculptors and painters of various mediums and international photographers throughout his four galleries in Aspen, Vail, Houston, and Dallas. 

The partnership with Christopher Martin Gallery represents a new chapter for THIRDHOME. By expanding its membership benefits, the club is showing its commitment to staying at the forefront of the cultural scene and providing its members with lifestyle benefits they can’t get anywhere else.



In celebration of turning 70, Larry is hitting all seven continents with the help of THIRDHOME.

As Larry travels the globe with THIRDHOME, he’ll be blogging about his experiences as he navigates the post-pandemic world. His planning began in 2019 with THIRDHOME Director of Adventures, Liz Bates, who has assisted him in pivoting to satisfy his travel cravings when COVID-19 restrictions have not allowed him to visit a destination. Keep reading to learn more about Larry’s most recent travel experiences.

Next Stop: Cozumel, Mexico

My travel buddies and I celebrated Día de los Muertos in Cozumel, Mexico! So colorful, with so many skeletons, so many masks and costumes, so much great food, and so much joyful confusion for us Gringos. To help future visitors who are lucky enough to find themselves south of the border during this glorious holiday, let me share some Dia de Muertos factoids:

Día de los Muertos is not:

  1. The Mexican version of our Halloween. No trick or treating; kids don’t get dressed up; the adults do! Excellent Mexican cuisine is everywhere, not Mars and Snickers bars. 
  2. A day to celebrate Freddy Krueger or Jason. Cancel the chainsaws, knives, and hockey masks.
  3. A remake of any of the Day of the Dead movies. No flesh-eating zombies or zombie costumes are to be seen anywhere.

Día de Muertos is:

  1. A celebration of life, not death. Families gather at homes and local cemeteries to remember and celebrate the lives of departed family members.
  2. A yearly chance for families to welcome back the souls of departed family members for a reunion with food, drink, dance, and memories.
  3. The building of temporary altars called “ofrendas” that feature photos of family members to be remembered, pan de muerto (bread of the dead), lots of marigold flowers, and water or tequila because when the souls visit and crossover, they are thirsty.
  4. An ancient tradition dating back 3,000 years to the Aztecs, who saw death as an integral part of life.
  5. According to many of my Mexican friends, a favorite holiday due to the chance to reconnect spiritually with beloved family members
  6. A day of dancing, parades, and festivals (watch the opening scene in the James Bond film Spectre shot in Mexico City).

If you want to understand the spirit behind this beautiful holiday, fire up the Disney Channel and watch the enchanting Pixar Studio movie Coco. It is a visually rich peek into the culture of Mexico that appeals to all ages.

Back to Cozumel and my week at one of my favorite THIRDHOME properties of all time, Villa Yak Alil, a 6,500 square foot home located on a private palm tree-lined beach. This little slice of paradise was one of those homes you didn’t want to leave once you unpacked and toured the property. Private beach, check! Ocean kayaks, fit! Snorkeling off the coast, check! Fully equipped kitchen, check! Sunset over the Caribbean, check! Check out pelicans, egrets, and stingrays, all visible from our front-row seats at the beach!

But my six travel buddies, like me, want to visit new places, and Cozumel and the Riviera Maya provide ample opportunities for exploration. Our first order of business was to arrange transportation for the week, and we lucked out. Our two guides, Andres and Jesus, were former kings of the Cozumel Carnival, and they knew every nook and cranny of this beautiful island. We realized we were in the presence of Cozumel “royalty,” and our guides were not taxi drivers but celebrities in Cozumel. King Andres provided transportation, and he and his wife cooked a fabulous seafood dinner and the best flan I’ve ever tasted. Our tour included visiting the cemetery where families were preparing ofrendas for the Dia de los Muertos celebrations later that Day.

Downtown Cozumel was all decked out with statues and holiday decorations. So many skulls and so much color everywhere! Our visit to the 2-story Museo De La Isla Cozumel served two purposes:

1. An opportunity to learn about Cozumel’s history, culture, and geography

2. The chance to visit the 2nd-floor restaurant and enjoy guacamole and margaritas while viewing all the waterfront activities is just as important. Cozumel is a popular cruise ship port. But It is a very different experience to spend a week on the island versus a few hours touring off a cruise ship.   

Our big week adventure was taking the ferry with King Jesus to the mainland and an excursion to the Mexican theme park Xcaret, located 40 minutes south of Cancun. Xcaret is unlike any U.S. amusement park. Not a roller coaster anywhere, nor any waterslides or mechanical dinosaurs. But the collection of attractions made me wish we had two days instead of 1 to visit the park. Take advantage of this spot if you vacation in Cancun and the Riviera Maya. 

Highlights were many, including:

If Cozumel is not on your Mexico “I’ve got to get their list,” I strongly suggest you add it.  


World Traveler, Philanthropist, Friend, & THIRDHOME Member

In celebration of turning 70, Larry is hitting all seven continents with the help of THIRDHOME.

As Larry travels the globe with THIRDHOME, he’ll be blogging about his experiences as he navigates the post-pandemic world. His planning began in 2019 with THIRDHOME Director of Adventures, Liz Bates, who has assisted him in pivoting to satisfy his travel cravings when COVID-19 restrictions have not allowed him to visit a destination. Keep reading to learn more about Larry’s most recent travel experiences.

Next Stop: Azilal, Morocco

It was a balmy 112 degrees when I landed in Marrakech.  Who knew Africa could get hot in July?  Morocco was a detour from my European Invasion to sneak in a visit with my friend Abdou.  I met Abdou when he guided our Third Home “Colors of Morocco” tour last year and he and I morphed into “Whatsapp buddies” staying in touch ever since.  So, I took him up on his offer to return to Marrakech and travel with him to his hometown of Azilal located 3 hours away in the Atlas Mountains.  I welcomed his invitation to join him in his air-conditioned car and as we entered the scenic mountain range, the temperature cooled down to a slightly less awful 95 degrees.   Our adventure was underway. 

First stop on our “Abdou Azilal Tour” was the spectacular Ouzoud waterfalls located 15 miles from Azilal.  After a short walk from the crowded parking lot in the middle of this rocky and desolate landscape was the highest waterfall in North Africa surrounded by olive groves with cafes, vendors and a series of hiking trails leading down to the falls.  The resident monkeys joined us as we approached the falls and appeared to be pretty content and well fed as visitors were chatting them up and feeding them.  In the distance I saw hikers beat the heat by swimming in the small lake at the base of the Falls.  If I didn’t experience Ouzoud first-hand and take dozens of pics, I would have left convinced that what I saw was a mirage since the surrounding area as so dry and rocky.

Next up was hanging out with his family in their Azilal home.  I arrived in Azilal during the four-day celebration of Eid al-Adha, one of the 2 main holidays celebrated in Islam.  This “feast day” celebrates the willingness of Ibraham to sacrifice his son Ishmael to Allah as an act of obedience.  Spoiler alert: It didn’t happen, and a lamb provided by Allah was sacrificed in Ishmael’s place.  To celebrate the holiday, animals are ritually sacrificed, and meat provided to families, friends and the poor in each town.  Abdou’s brother slaughtered 3 sheep and a goat prior to my arrival so for the next 2 days we were seriously well-fed carnivores with large plates of meat, olives and fruits at each meal. 

Several mosques dotted Azilal so prayers were plentiful and residing at the top of the mosques, next to the speakers, were huge nesting storks.  The highlight of the town was the numerous cafes where the locals gathered to sip tea and talk.  Two days later I parted company with Abdou and his family and arrived in Marrakech at my Riad for my final night in Morocco and a welcome swimming pool.

As a final note, while in Amsterdam, I learned to love fresh herring, a local favorite fish served with pickles and onions.  My father would have been proud as he was a herring lover his entire life. 

Next Stop: Lisbon

TAP Air Portugal has become my favorite airline in the world for two reasons:  1. They hold an auction wherein flyers can bid on moving up to a first-class seat from coach.  For the record, I bid, and I lost.  2. They send out an email prior to any flight connecting through Lisbon offering to extend a layover from several hours to several days and rebook your flight allowing a traveler the opportunity to stay in Lisbon and experience the city.  When I received the email 3 days prior to flying home from Morocco I remembered my favorite Spanish saying “por que no?” (why not?) and decided to spend two nights in Lisbon prior to leaving the continent.

Great decision on my part because Lisbon is a city worth exploring and quite different from my prior European destinations.  Lisbon is a hilly city much like San Francisco, with picturesque vantage points to view the Tagus River, the plazas and the neighborhoods.  I decided that a tuk tuk tour was in order given my short stay and I chose Jose’s vehicle mainly because his tuk tuk was adorned with a really cool wooden parrot.  It was a great choice because we covered the entire city riding up and down streets so narrow that arms had to remain in the vehicle to avoid hitting fellow tuk tuk travelers.  During my tour I learned that the great earthquake of 1755 combined with a fire and tsunami pretty much leveled the entire city of Lisbon. 

My 5 Favorite Lisbon highlights:

  1. The Portuguese sardine!  Not disrespected and squeezed into a small can with a bunch of oil, but grilled and served on a plate to be consumed with French fries.  Delicious!
  2. Strolling through the city’s narrow streets and seeing how the locals live.  Even the graffiti tells a story.
  3. Dining al fresco and sipping sangria in the Alfama historic district while chatting with the restaurant owner.
  4. Riding a bicycle along the Tagus riverfront and stopping at Commerce Square to admire the large rectangular square and the iconic arch leading into the city center.  
  5. Gazing down at the city from up high at sunset and admiring the vibrant array of colors and shadows.  Lisbon is an incredibly colorful city.


World Traveler, Philanthropist, Friend, & THIRDHOME Member

Meeting THIRDHOME Members’ expectations is an ongoing pursuit, and that’s where Episode 2 of Millionaire Holiday Home Swap comes into play. In this episode, THIRDHOME’s Director of Strategy, Giles Adams, is looking to make amends with one family after a less-than-stellar trip to Mexico. Which means he needs to impress them with their next one. But that’s not all he’s up to; he’s also been tasked with finding extra weeks at one of the most sought-after properties, Leobo Private Reserve in South Africa.

Château d’Isle-sur-Marne in Champagne-Ardenne, France


Set in the heart of the historic Champagne region, Château d’Isle-Sur-Marne is a stunning, fully restored castle where time stands still. The eight-bedroom, five-bathroom château dates back to 1732, and the façades, the dovecote, the iron gate, the roofing, and the statues of the park are all protected as historical monuments. It extends over 34 acres of landscaped parklands and forest and is surrounded by water on all sides, accessible by a stone bridge, passing the moats surrounding the château.

Leobo Private Reserve in Vaalwater, South Africa


Leobo Private Reserve is a completely private 20,000-acre estate based in the beautiful malaria-free Waterberg mountains, a 3-hour drive north of Johannesburg, and home to the award-winning Observatory Bush Villa. Designed by Silvio Rech and Lesley Carstens, it is probably the most stunning safari house in Africa from an architectural and style perspective and is a fantastic home for families and small groups. Guests of this spectacular four-bedroom, three-bathroom retreat enjoy a wealth of amenities and luxuries, including a renowned gourmet chef and attending butler. Additionally, Leobo offers thermal imaging for night-time game viewing, quad bikes, racing quad bikes, a Polaris cross-country buggy, kayaks, fishing, horses, and game drive vehicles.

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In the season finale of Millionaire Holiday Home Swap, we are once again spanning the globe, from South Africa to Italy. We meet new families and members who are looking for the perfect trip south of London or are on their honeymoon in Italy and befriend a local mayor. And once again, Giles is on the move alongside it all.

Caidominici Villa in Pietralunga, Italy


Caidominici is a recently restored large Umbrian farmhouse… perfect for families and friends searching for a relaxing break in the truly remarkable “green heart” of Italy. The home has many original and traditional features combined with modern design and luxury finishings that will enchant you upon arrival. With six graciously sized bedrooms, this 15-key property sleeps up to 12 guests, offers a stunning 20m heated infinity pool, tennis court, bocce pitch, table tennis, and is surrounded by miles and miles of official “tracks” for mountain biking or walking. Other nearby activities include horse riding, truffle-hunting (seasonal), golf, and some of the most notable wineries in the world that you can tour at your leisure. The quintessential Italian countryside adventure awaits at Caidominici! 

Penhill Estate in Cape Town, South Africa


The gorgeous Penhill Estate oozes countryside charm and history. A scenic 90-minute drive away from Cape Town, you’ll spot its towering twin palms long before the outcrop of white-washed buildings set against endless emerald lawns comes into view. It’s rare to find a country retreat as unique and authentic. Built in 1840, the manor is an outstanding example of Cape Dutch architecture. Prior to becoming a Reserve property, it was split into six different cottages one could book through the club. It’s easy to imagine this wonderfully historic place as it was some 300 years ago when it was first built as a refreshment station on the busy route to Stellenbosch, Swellendam, and Graaf Reinet. 

The Lost Orangery at Euridge Manor in Chippenham, England


Nestled in the rolling hills of the Cotswolds, just outside the quintessentially English village of Castle Combe, lies The Lost Orangery at Euridge Manor. With its own roof terrace, croquet lawn, pretty boating lake, boat house, and a man-made mound with a walkable path that circumvents the slope, the property offers guests incredible views of the local countryside and comfortably accommodates up to four guests. The Lost Orangery owners are gracious and want guests to enjoy their entire estate, from the Folly Mound to the tennis court and boating pond. With idyllic walks on the doorstep, and easy access to the city of Bath, the Castle Combe Circuit, and the Cotswolds, this is an exceptional location for your next getaway. 

Chalet Bellevue in Méribel, France


Chalet Bellevue is a quiet private residence ideally situated in the Morel/1600 area of Méribel. This recently renovated sunny, spacious and luxurious property is perfectly positioned for easy access to the ski slopes via the free Morel chair lift (three minutes walk away). You can ski back virtually to the door via the Morel Piste. Les Trois Vallees is considered to be the most significant skiing area in the world, with over 600km of interconnected ski slopes and 180 fast, modern ski lifts in the resorts of Courchevel, Les Manures, Val Thorens, St, Martin de Belleville, and Orelle.

The Méribel Valley is one of the most popular destinations consisting of picture-postcard chalets and chalet-style apartments. Méribel has retained all the charm of a traditional mountain village with its wood and stone buildings and forest setting. It’s the largest of several villages in the valley and is home to the main shopping area and a great selection of restaurants and bars.

Maison Mala in Selca, Croatia


Situated on a quiet headland of exclusive villas, Maison Mala offers guests a quiet retreat to relax, swim in crystal-clear waters, and enjoy the beauty of this gorgeous corner of Croatia. Maison Mala blends with the waterfront’s natural rock formations built from the same stone as the US White House. Sitting on the same latitude as Tuscany, Maison Mala’s Mediterranean gardens are planted with olives, cypress, fig, and lavender to add a thoroughly civilized yet laid-back experience. If you are looking for a Croatian waterfront home, it does not get much better than Maison Mala!

Turin Castle in Forfar, Scotland


Turin Castle is a stunning 17th Century property that sits on twenty acres of sweeping lawns with majestic views of the rolling Scottish countryside between Aberdeen and Edinburgh. As well as the glorious surroundings, this exclusive castle has everything you need to experience the very best of Scottish country living. With a wealth of activities available for guests staying at Turin Castle, you will be delighted to enjoy the myriad of activities to do, from relaxing walks in rolling gardens for your exclusive use, an on-site six-hole mini golf course, pétanque, croquet and table tennis – to a host of country pursuits and outdoor activities nearby, including walking, mountain-biking, hunting, stalking and fishing.

Among the architectural and historical elements the town offers, the castle, the historic university, the medieval streets, and the gorgeous traditional buildings are masterpieces that will inspire your wonder. To make your stay a memorable and unique experience, let your every need be catered for with the exclusive butler service available on request. Also, concierge services are provided by the owner herself!

Le Riad de l’Esperance in Gordons Bay, South Africa

Baan Saleah in Phuket, Thailand

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What do you do if you get bored of forever having to return to your second home? Join a club of like-minded and similarly property-endowed people and go and stay in theirs!

Welcome to Millionaire Holiday Home Swap—a 6-part Paramount+ original series that explores the homes and lifestyles of some of THIRDHOME’s Exchange members. In this awe-inspiring show, viewers get to know the Club’s founder and CEO, Wade Shealy, and Director of Strategy, Giles Adams. Wade explains how the Club began—a simple swap pool between him and his friends who own second homes. Now, 12 years later, the Club features over 14,000 properties across 100 countries. Millionaire Holiday Home Swap takes us inside these extravagant homes, including THIRDHOME’s Reserve properties, an exclusive program for even higher-worth properties.

If you haven’t seen the show yet, what are you waiting for? In the meantime, let’s uncover the details behind the fantastic properties in Episode 1.

Cottar’s Mara Bush Villa in Masai Mara, Kenya


Cottar’s Mara Bush Villa is located on the award-winning Cottar’s Safari Camp in Kenya, bordering the world-famous Maasai Mara National Reserve. Cottar’s Bush Villa won the World Travel Award for Africa’s Leading Luxury Private Villa in 2016 and is Global Eco-Sphere Retreat accredited. Located next to the Savannah Plains, the luxury villa sleeps up to 12, and guests can enjoy privately guided game drives, night game drives, bush walks, swimming, and fishing and can even witness the Great Wildebeest Migration known over the world.

Cottars History

Cottar’s Safaris Services was established in 1919 and was one of the first registered safari companies offering superior game hunting and film safaris throughout Africa, India, and Indochina. Among the Cottar’s long list of achievements, many were firsts. They were the first to import American safari vehicles, the first to reach new areas like Lake Paradise, and the first service to obtain rare safari footage. The Cottars were even the first safari company to establish a tented photography camp in the 60s. 

Property Look

The Bush Villa has five bedrooms and six bathrooms and offers complete privacy, with a secure and secluded road leading to the house, which makes it a perfect immersion into nature. 

The villa comes with a dedicated staff of eight (one waiter, one housekeeper, two security guards, a guide, and a wildlife spotter). And if you were worried you wouldn’t have access to modern amenities, you can rest assured that the villa has internet access throughout, satellite TV and DVD, and is powered with electric and solar energy.

Trail’s End in Whistler, Canada


This six-bedroom, eight-bathroom chalet is known around Whistler as the most luxurious getaway in the entire community. Located in the in-demand Kadenwood neighborhood, this ski-in/ski-out retreat sits on 7,500 square feet on a private slope. Trail’s End bursts with luxuries, such as heated floors throughout the home, an espresso bar, a sparkling water dispenser, and a covered, heated entertainment deck.

About Whistler

Whistler Blackcomb is one of the best and most well-known ski resort areas in all of North America. Ranked by USA Today as one of the top 11 resorts this side of the Atlantic. Not only does it offer some of the best skiing for all levels, but it’s also got one of the top villages for après-ski activities, rivaling those famous Austrian ski villages you always hear about. 

Seascape Escape in Koh Samui, Thailand


This four-bedroom, four-bathroom villa is nestled within the grounds of the W Koh Samui Luxury Resort, located on the popular Koh Samui Island—the second-largest island in Thailand. Seascape Escape overlooks the Gulf of Thailand, which is world-famous for its scuba diving and deep-sea fishing. 

Accessible via the Koh Samui airport, which is only 15 minutes by car, this tropical getaway boasts ocean views, an infinity pool, loungers, and a sun bed to enjoy. Visitors can enjoy maid service and all of the benefits that the W Hotel has to offer. If you are interested in airport transfers, private chefs, or other services, those can be provided for extra fees. 

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Episode 5 of Millionaire Holiday Home Swap takes viewers across the globe to see some of the most magnificent properties THIRDHOME has to offer, from the shores of Southern Norway to the plains of South Africa. With that being said, let’s check out the luxury and beauty of three THIRDHOME Reserve properties featured in this episode.

Kampedalen Estate in Kristiansand, Norway


Are you looking for the perfect Norwegian escape? Look no further than the Kampdelan Estate. Located along the Kampedalsfjord, this Southern Norway paradise has six bedrooms and five baths and can house up to 16 guests. So it’s perfect for a large family or the former Oil Minister of Saudi Arabia—No, we’re serious; he stayed here, and rightfully so, as this home has everything: a private beach, a boathouse, and its own park. Additionally, if you want to explore off-property, Norway’s southernmost town, Kristiansand, is only a 30-minute drive. Those who stay here can enjoy golf, the arts, hiking, ice skating, and even one of Norway’s oldest traditions—ice fishing!

Chalet Les Brames in Méribel, France


Chalet Les Brames is the quintessential french ski escape nestled under the George Mauduit piste, which drops down from the summit of Saulire to the main lift station at the Chaudanne. The chalet is also just a couple of minutes from the villages of Méribel Les Allues and Mottaret, right in the heart of the 3 Valleys—one of the most famous ski areas in the world. This seven-bedroom, seven-bathroom dwelling boasts a combination of woody Alpine charm with plenty of modern luxury to create the perfect ski getaway. When it’s time to put the skis to rest, this slope-side stay has steam and massage rooms, a pool, a gym, a billiard room, and a cinema for guests to enjoy.

Tsheshepe Lodge in Vaalwater, South Africa


Imagine waking up, grabbing your morning coffee, and walking outside to the back porch to come across a family of elephants. Well, at Tsheshepe Lodge, you might just experience that! This five-bedroom, five-bathroom lodge is located within the 75,000-acre Welgevonden Game Reserve, about a two-and-a-half-hour drive from Johannesburg. Tsheshepe offers you the opportunity to witness a myriad of animals, from the Big 5—lion, leopard, rhino, elephant, and buffalo—to smaller indigenous wildlife species such as impala, waterbuck, klipspringer, duiker, wildebeest, and warthogs. After cruising the safari on 4x4s, you can relax by the lodge’s pool for the perfect ending to your holiday!

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As some may or may not know, wildlife safaris are the lifeblood of the country’s tourism economy. There are dozens of national parks and reserves spread throughout the country, which equates to endless opportunities for wildlife viewing. But, aside from being touted as the “home of the safari,” Kenya also offers travelers a myriad of activities, all the way from snorkeling to museums.

Dreaming of a safari holiday, like in the Paramount+ original series Millionaire Holiday Home Swap? Here’s what to know before you go.

Where should one visit?

Nairobi – Before heading out on safari during your holiday, visit Nairobi—the cultural center in the heart of Kenya. As the country’s capital, Nairobi is bustling with plenty to offer, including museums, galleries, markets, and cultural performances.

Maasai Mara – Home to one of the most famous safari parks in the world, Maasai Mara is most definitely a bucket-list destination. If you’re looking to witness the Great Migration or to spot one of the Big Five, then you can’t go wrong with Maasai Mara.

Lamu Island – The perfect place to cool off and relax after a few days on a safari adventure, this tiny island off Kenya’s northern coast is teeming with fun water activities like scuba diving, snorkeling, sailing, sea kayaking, and more.

National Parks – Amboseli, Hell’s Gate, and Tsavo National Parks are just a taste of what Kenya’s wildlife has to offer. At the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro is Amboseli, one of the top National Parks in all of East Africa, famous for its elephants. Up next is Tsavo, another can’t-miss spot on your holiday itinerary and one of Kenya’s oldest and largest national parks. And if you want to live out your childhood Lion King fantasies, look no further than Hell’s Gate, which inspired the Disney staple!

Mombasa – A mix of Swahili roots and the colonialism of Portuguese and Arabic rulers, Mombasa is a diverse port home to excellent food, history, and white sandy beaches. The perfect place to round out your trip to Kenya.

When is the best time to travel to Kenya?

The peak time to visit Kenya is from late June through October. Not only is it Kenya’s dry season, but it’s also when the Great Migration of Zebra and Wildebeest occurs, one of the most incredible things a traveler can see. But if you’re looking to avoid higher rates of travelers and costs, you can visit during specific points of the wet season, like December, because of the cooler climate.

What is there to do in Kenya?

  1. See the Big Five on a safari
  2. Witness the Great Migration in Masai Mara
  3. Climb Mount Kenya
  4. Windsurf and kitesurf at Diani Beach
  5. Visit a traditional Maasai village 
  6. Take a hot air balloon safari tour
  7. Experience a camel safari
  8. Bike around Hell’s Gate National Park

Kenya Travel Hacks

Where to Stay in Kenya

THIRDHOME offers some out-of-this-world home exchanges in Kenya, as seen in the Paramount+ original series, Millionaire Holiday Home Swap. Take a look below!

Cottar’s Mara Bush Villa

Check out what our members are saying about their travels in Kenya here, including a special stay at Cottars during the Great Migration!

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We’re here to help you travel in Thailand with ease on your next holiday! Thailand is a nation in Southeast Asia that has become the most traveled region—offering lush jungles, world-class food, tropical beaches, and scuba diving. You’ll catch a glimpse of this country’s magnificence in the Paramount+ original series, Millionaire Holiday Home Swap.

Where should you travel in Thailand?

Bangkok – A city that is hard to put your thumb on, you can do everything from visiting ancient architecture to the largest open-air market in the world.

Phuket – One of the best places in Thailand to visit for families. It’s known as the gateway to the southern beaches of Thailand.

Ko Samui – The second largest island of Thailand and one that you can directly fly into, is the perfect place to relax thanks to its luxury hotels and white sandy beaches.

Khao Yai National Park – If you are looking for the best access to Thailand’s wildlife, look no further than Kao Yai National Park—just a 2-hour drive from Bangkok.

Chiang Mai – Chiang Mai, the capital of the Northern Territory, is the perfect escape for any foodie.

When should you visit Thailand?

Unsure of the best time of year to visit Thailand? The dry season is your best bet if you are hoping for ideal Thai weather. The dry season starts in November and lasts until the spring. Not only is it the mildest, weather-wise, but the winter also sees some of Thailand’s most significant cultural festivals, like Loy Krathong.

What is there to do in Thailand?

  1. Island hop
  2. Shop a floating market
  3. Ride a tuk tuk
  4. Eat street food
  5. Sea kayak or scuba dive
  6. Visit or volunteer at the Elephant Nature Park
  7. Experience nightlife in the main cities
  8. Explore ancient ruins

Thailand Travel Tips

Best Places to Stay in Thailand

Seascape Escape

Baan Saleah

Curious to see where your second home can take you? Find out how you can swap your holiday home to explore Thailand and beyond!

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A holiday in Canada is one for the books, as you’ll see in the Paramount+ original series, Millionaire Holiday Home Swap. Whether you want to get out into the wilderness, explore a major metropolis and culture center, or seek adrenaline, Canada has you covered. The world’s second-largest country by landmass has everything from bustling cities like Toronto and Montreal to skiing at Whistler to some of the best national parks in the world. And we’re here to help you discover it all on your next vacation!

Where are the best places to go in Canada?

Banff – Located in Alberta, Banff appeals to outdoors enthusiasts of all levels. Whether you want to backpack through the Canadian Rockies or ski on some of the best slopes in North America, Banff has you covered.

Vancouver – Not far from Seattle, Vancouver somehow perfects the combination of the outdoors and city life. A major cultural center, but if you are looking to explore the wilderness a little bit, there are plenty of options just outside the city.

Toronto – If Canada had something like New York City, it would be Toronto. Somehow fitting multiple types of cultures into one city, Toronto is the perfect weekend trip if you are looking to explore an exciting major city.

Montreal – Old meets new—A combination of modern and old architecture. Travelers can experience everything from European architecture to contemporary art museums.

Niagra Falls – One of the world’s natural beauties, this Ontario attraction is something everyone should witness, whether you’re visiting Canada from afar or you live just across the U.S.-Canada border.

Whistler – A short trip from Vancouver, Whistler is home to one of the largest ski resorts in North America, offering slopes for all levels of experience. And when you’re done carving your way through the snow, take the lift back down into the village, where you can enjoy some of the best après-ski indulgences.

When should you visit Canada?

The best time to visit Canada depends on what you want to do on your holiday. For skiers and snowboarders, one might assume winter is the best time to travel, but the weather can vary drastically in each city. Summertime in Canada boasts beautiful weather but can also mean higher prices and larger crowds. Therefore, the peak time to visit Canada is between September and November. The crowds begin to dissipate, and temperatures start to cool yet remain warm enough to enjoy the Canadian fall.

What is there to do in Canada?

  1. Take a Niagra Falls boat tour
  2. Visit Jasper National Park
  3. See the Rideau Canal Historic Site
  4. Explore Banff National Park
  5. Enjoy endless thrills at Canada’s Wonderland
  6. Ski and snowboard in Whistler
  7. Ride to the top of CN Tower
  8. Go on a beluga whale watch tour

Canada Travel Tips

Best Place to Stay in Canada

Trail’s End

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A holiday in South Africa is something that most people dream of, but in the Paramount+ original series, Millionaire Holiday Home Swap, those dreams become reality. South Africa is the southernmost country on the continent and one of the most diverse countries one could visit on the entire globe. With everything from mountains to cities to powdery beaches, you can never run out of things to see and do. The only problem you may have is fitting it all into one itinerary. So our guide is here to help you prepare for your next holiday in South Africa.

Where should you go during a holiday in South Africa?

Cape Town – Table Mountain, sandy beaches, nightlife, world-class restaurants, and just visibly one of the most beautiful cities in the world, it’s no wonder why Cape Town is one of the top places to visit while in South Africa.

Kruger National Park – One of the world’s greatest and most famous national parks, known for its density of diversity of species. Kruger is the best option if you want to see one of Africa’s Big Five.

Winelands – What do you get when you cross dutch architecture with some of the best wines in the world? Answer: the South African Cape Winelands.

Wild Coast – An untamed wilderness, The Wild Coast stretches along South Africa’s Eastern Cape. Known for its empty beaches, beautiful waterfalls, and freshwater pools, the Wild Coast is best explored on foot.

Cape of Good Hope – Part of Table Mountain National Park, Cape of Good Hope has a unique history and is considered one of the world’s great centres of terrestrial biodiversity.

When should one visit South Africa?

As a year-round destination, there’s never really a wrong time to visit South Africa. It mostly depends on which part of the country you plan on visiting and what you’d like to do while on holiday there. May through October is ideal for those who wish to go on safari because game-viewing is at its best thanks to the dry season’s thinned-out vegetation, with the exception of Cape Town whose dry season runs from November to March.

What is there to do in South Africa on holiday?

  1. See African Penguins at Boulders Beach
  2. Take the Table Mountain Aerial Cableway
  3. Sip your way through the Cape Winelands
  4. Ride the luxurious Blue Train
  5. Snap a selfie at “The Most South-Western Point of the African Continent”
  6. Go on a safari wildlife tour to see the Big Five

South Africa Travel Hacks

Where to Stay While in South Africa

Anastasis Villa

Tsheshepe Big Five Game Lodge

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Are you a fan of Scuba Diving? Do you enjoy exploring the depths of the deep blue sea?

Scuba diving is one of the most fun and exhilarating things a traveler can do while on vacation in a tropical location. But did you know THIRDHOME has stunning homes in some of the best diving locations in the world? Keep reading to learn where you can book your next scuba adventure!

Cabo, Mexico

One of the main benefits of diving in Cabo is that the water stays relatively warm all year long, with an average annual temperature of 76°F. Cabo is a desirable vacation spot in all four seasons because the weather is always warm, no matter the month. The types of sea life you can swim with are extraordinary. Divers can expect to see everything from different types of whales to sharks, rays, seahorses, and all types of fish.

The Beachfront Flats (Cabo)

At this beachfront paradise, the only thing standing between you and the Sea of Cortez’s aquamarine waters is warm sand. Nicknamed the “Aquarium of the World,” the Sea of Cortez is a protected UNESCO World Heritage Site, and one of the premier diving spots on the planet, with an impressive array of marine life.


Belize is home to the Great Blue Hole, one of the world’s most sought-after diving sites and part of the Belize Barrier Reef UNESCO World Heritage Site. It’s the most famous dive in all of Belize, and most recognized by those who are unfamiliar with the Scuba world.

Still Waters

Located in the main town (San Pedro) on Belize’s largest island, lies one of its most attractive properties in Still Waters. Located near some of the best diving and fishing spots in the world, Still Waters sleeps 11 guests comfortably with 4 bedrooms and 3 baths. If you get tired from Scuba, you can relax with local fishing, shopping, dining, and sailing!


The Maldives are known worldwide for their world-class diving. Comprised of 1,200+ islands, coral reefs, and coral islands, it’s not hard to imagine why. Better yet, because of the tropical climate, it’s also a place you can dive year-round. You don’t need to cram your trip into a narrow time period! Because of the diverse environments, divers can expect to encounter reefs, drifts, and even wreckage locations.

Not only are the Maldives known for their crystal clear waters and diving opportunities, but they’re also known for having some of the best and most luxurious hotels and lodging in the world. And the THIRDHOME destinations are no different.

Soneva Jani

Why not stay in a floating mansion for a week? Located on a cluster of islands in the Maldives’ Noonu Atoll, Noonu Atoll offers diving experiences for all levels and enables you to swim with grey reef sharks, stingrays, spotted eagle rays, barracuda, jackfish, morays, schooling blue-striped snapper, and turtles.

Soneva Fushi

Located not too far from Soneva Jani is one of the nicest resorts in all of the Maldives, Soneva Fushi. Located from the steps of the beach, this 4-bedroom, 4-bathroom villa offers a private swimming pool and slide, along with a private garden and deck that connects directly to the beach. Like Jani, Soneva Fushi offers world-class diving along with snorkeling, fishing, and other water sports.


The Great Barrier Reef. That’s it. That’s the sentence. This is the most famous dive spot in the entire world, and it is, of course, located in Australia. But that’s not the only place where divers can expect the trip of a lifetime: The Land Down Under is also known for Yongala, Osprey Reef, Coral Sea, and Navy Pier.

Unique Pebble Beach Home

The Whitsunday Islands are a group of 74 islands that lie off the coast of Queensland, Australia and form part of the Great Barrier Reef. The Whitsundays, and the Great Barrier Reef, are one of the most pristine dive destinations in the world, with spectacular coral formations, hundreds of species of fish, turtles, manta rays, and even visiting dolphins and whales.

Are you thinking about making your next THIRDHOME trip a scuba-filled retreat? Click here to find your next beach home exchange, and be sure to check out everything you need to know about diving in 2022.

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