When I travel, I hardly ever stay in hotels. I prefer to travel where I have family and friends.
This works two-fold.
First, I save money by staying with them.
Second, the host provides a “behind the scenes” tour of the destination I’ve traveled to (including all the FREE, fun stuff I’d never know about).
I repay my host by grocery shopping and making most meals while there. In this way I save on eating out as well!
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