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Travel Savings From Swapping Apartments
We are well aware of the expenses that we need to incur when we travel. Traveling does not come cheap, though there are ways by which we can travel on a budget if we just know where to look. You can find a lot of affordable packages offered online. You could also try visiting your travel agent to receive current information on discounts and promotions. The bulk of our expense when we travel usually goes to transportation, food and accommodation. Transportation and accommodation usually cost the most.
But what if you could save on your travel expenditures by cutting the amount you may need to spend on your place of stay? What if you could get board and lodging for free during your entire vacation? People nowadays are doing apartment swapping to save on accommodation costs. This practice has been slowly getting popular among those who wish to travel despite the modest income they may be making. During the first time that I heard about this, I actually had a hard time believing that people would be willing to do this. But after seeing ads on apartment swapping being posted online I guess the times have changed. Swapping apartments work simply with two people exchanging apartments maybe for a day or so or it would even go as long as a week or even a month.
You for example could be living in New York and you want to go spend some time in California. You may post an ad that you are looking for someone with an apartment in California who wants to spend time in New York. Someone in California may be interested in your proposal, so you make arrangements and voila you got yourself free accommodation. With this type of arrangement you’ll save yourself hundreds of dollars or even more if it involves swapping apartments with someone in another country. This is good especially during peak season when it is hard to book for accommodations and when the prices usually sky rocket since a lot of people will be traveling at this time. The downside to this arrangement is that you don’t know the person who will be using the apartment. You can never be sure if he/she will take care of it the way you maintain it. He/she might just be there to have parties and we can’t have people wrecking our apartments now do we. But of course this is the risk we take when we go into such arrangements. If you do decide to opt for apartment swapping please do take care of the apartment you will be staying in.
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