Jim Pickell is the founder of HomeExchange.com. Jim is a serial entrepreneur and a recovering attorney. He left the corporate world and its rigid routines to seek out and collaborate with like-minded forward thinkers to create idea shifts that will change the world. That quest brought Jim to HomeExchange, first as a member and now as an integral part of the Team.

Jim’s lifelong wanderlust has taken him to over thirty countries, including stints living in Japan, Mexico, Italy, and the UK. His wife, Ellie, is from Italy and their son Byron is named after one of their favorite destinations, Byron Bay, Australia. They most recently celebrated the birth of daughter Madison during a home exchange and IN their exchange home (a HomeExchange first!). That swap evolved into a long term stay and friendship with the owner, who raised her children in the same house. Jim and Ellie relish travel to where they can connect with the locals. HomeExchange has provided them not only access to beautiful homes, but to their owners and friends. In gratitude and limitless enthusiasm, he’s on a mission to share his experience with others.

Where Jim Pickell has traveled

US, Italy, Canada, Mexico, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Belize, Costa Rica, Panama, Kenya, Tanzania, England, Spain, France, Hungary, Germany, Ireland, Czech Republic, Austria, Switzerland, Croatia, Greece, Japan, China, Indonesia, Philippines, Australia, Venezuela, Vatican City, Commonwealth of the Bahamas, Ecuador, Slovenia

Favorite Quote

“We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.” -T.S. Eliot

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