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Editor's note: The following item is republished with permission of AOL Real Estate. See the original article: Home Swap: Exchange More Than Affection on Valentine's Day. By Krisanne AlcantaraThe most romantic day of the year has passed, but not all of us had the bankroll to whisk our valentine off to a five-star luxury resort in Tahiti (sadly). But before you decide to book that sorrowful "Sweetheart Package" at a local motel, why not consider a classier, cheaper and trendier alternative?Imagine your dream vacation, without the cost of a hotel or car rental. Plus, the opportunity to sidestep the clichéd tourist experience offered by a hotel or resort and, instead, live like a true local. If that sounds alluring, you may want to consider a home exchange (also known as "home swapping") this Valentine's Day. Home exchanges via websites like and Love Home Swap have become increasingly popular in the past couple of years due to a gro...