I got the travel bug early on. I graduated from college and started my career. I was a teacher and had summers off. Four of us decided to back pack around Europe. Oh how exciting. We got our passports, Eurail passes, a sturdy backpack, and a copy of Frommer's Europe on $5 a Day. The last edition of this book was in 2007 with the title Europe in $95 a Day. That book was our guide. As we entered a city, one person figured out our transportation, another found lodging, and a couple more found out what sites we'd see. It seemed a very efficient way to travel. Frommer had all the names and numbers of people to call about lodging in his book. We didn't always get a place on the first try, but we usually scored on the second call.
We started out in London and backpacked through Amsterdam, Germany, France, Switzerland, Austria, and Italy. I loved the guest house stays. We stayed in a beautiful house with the Alps in our backyard. We were lucky to have a full bath and shower at this residence. All the stays included a hearty breakfast.
As we made our way through Europe we saw the most iconic sites as well as the small parks with the orchestras playing and the small puppet opera in Heidelberg. It was a dream come true.
This has all evolved into AIRbnb now. We have on line resources that help us plan our trips for a portion of the cost of hotels. Sometimes a room is for rent and sometimes it is the entire house. Most of the stays are very positive. However, you must be careful. Read the reviews and make sure you have the address and the correct way to check in. Most caretakers do not live on site and there are special instructions on how to get the key.
Other places you can book a residence are
Vacation Rentals by Owner, https://www.vrbo.com/
Home to Go https://www.hometogo.com/
Home Away https://www.homeaway.com/
Vacation Rentals https://www.vacationrentals.com/
Holiday Homes https://www.vacationrentals.com/
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