Do you airbnb? Either as a renter or a guest? Some people swear by it, and in most instances it’s the cheapest and often friendliest way to travel. Your host might cook for you, drive you around, give you exclusive travel tips and provide a special and unique experience. Or you could end up in a scene from Saw.
Then there’s the flip side. You never know exactly whom you’re renting to. Airbnb is pretty good about providing up to a million dollars in home insurance, but still. There have been horror stories, like this one where a family went to Cuba for 10 days at Christmas and one of their “guests” threw a rager. $35,000 worth of damage. The renter did call the owners afterwards to apologize. Oh. OK then.