Money-Saving Travel Tips: Home Rentals vs. Hotel Stays

beach-houseOne of the joys of vacationing is taking a break from your day-to-day routine.  Cooking, cleaning, even laundry chores are put on hold while you relax and enjoy the finer things in life.  However, those finer things often come at a premium price; daily maid service, for instance, is a built-in expense that drives up your overall hotel bill.  If you’re traveling on a budget and you’d rather spend your money on activities instead of accommodations, consider the benefits of renting a home vs. staying in a hotel:

While there can be advantages to hotel stays — prime locations, convenience, easy access to personal services — renting a home when you travel can help you stretch your travel budget.  (To stretch it even further, be sure to book your airline reservations through Travel Plus — you’ll earn 5% cash back!)  If you’ve ever rented a vacation home, please share your experiences with us in the Comments section.

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