I just recently heard of a fabulous project called Gran Tourismo.
In 2010, globetrotting travel writers Lara Dunston and Terence Carter, in partnership with HomeAway Holiday-Rentals, will trade hotel rooms for holiday homes as they embark on a contemporary grand tour of the globe. They’ll be travelling slowly, living like locals, doing and learning things, and giving something back at each destination they visit. Their mission is to explore more enriching and authentic ways of travelling, and make travel more meaningful and more memorable.
You can follow their journey on their blog, I'll certainly do! :)
So far they've visited Dubai, London, Marrakesch, Essaouira, Madrid, Jerez and right now they are in BARCELONA!!!