We had never used AirBnB for accommodation before we started traveling perpetually. We first considered them because their entire-place rentals offered the most value for the money.
Airbnb Makes Travel Affordable
I have recently started to do some freelance writing for the travel-booking site Hipmunk for their City Love campaign. Hipmunk offers customers fast, easy ways to plan travel. We like their site because it is so convenient to find cheap flights and accommodation. Hipmunk also includes Airbnb in their booking comparisons.
I have done a lot of reading and research on great destinations in the States for my writing assignments. I have started to plan trips for us to the locations I found most intriguing. One of those places is South Lake Tahoe, California.
Living in Southern Alberta, Canada we had easy access the Canadian Rocky Mountains and many mountain lakes. South Lake Tahoe reminds me of home, close to so much natural beauty.
South Lake Tahoe is a small city with fun things to do all concentrated centrally near the lake. It is easy to stay close to everything – skiing, casinos, restaurants, shopping, and Lake Tahoe itself.
Booking with AirBnB, taking local tours and being able to walk or take public transportation has saved us thousands of dollars so far. It also lets us experience a destination from a local perspective. Most vacationers book a hotel and rent a car when on vacation. We have saved money and reaped so many benefits approaching a stay in a destination differently.
Stay and Tour Like A Local, Save Money:
- Booking with Airbnb saves us money. Double occupancy in a hotel can easily be $100 or more. Add that to eating out two or three meals a day, and daily costs can be well over $200. That does not include costs of activities, which is what you want to enjoy on vacation. The Airbnb rentals we choose are always less than $100 a night. We always book an entire place rental for the space, comfort, privacy, and a full kitchen to cook some meals.
- Booking an Airbnb in an area close enough to walk to attractions and shopping has saved even more valuable travel funds, as well as time. It also has helped us discover more about the cities we have visited.
- Staying with Airbnb hosts and getting to know places on foot has enriched our travels so deeply. Another affordable way to experience the best in a destination is booking a local tour. Try Vayable, it is a great way to connect with a guide and see a city from a local perspective. Using these resources to make connections results in great personal service and saves money to.
Using Hipmunk is a convenient way to find great prices for hotels in South Lake Tahoe and make your trip affordable. Try booking your next vacation using Hipmunk as a resource and see how much you can save. Finding a cheap flight and choosing to stay and tour like a local will make an expensive vacation destination affordable for you.