As Dorothy reminds us in “The Wizard of Oz,” “There’s no place like home,” and certainly one of the downsides of travel is leaving the comforts of home behind. But a growing trend lets you “trade” houses with someone so you can enjoy the comforts of home nearly anywhere around the world.

The best part? There’s no cost involved except a membership in a home-swapping service, which costs no more over a year than one night in a hotel room. Plus you can forgo the traditional tourist traps by living like a local.

If you’ve seen the movie “The Holiday,” starring Kate Winslet and Cameron Diaz, you’ve got the idea. The pair traded a modern Los Angeles home and a charming Cotswald cottage and, of course, each found romance in her new locale. While we can’t promise the romance, we can provide you with these five home-swap options in exotic destinations that will blow you away. Get ready to imagine calling these out-of-this-world abodes home – even for a short while.