4. Airbnb and HomeAway Can Save You A Bundle
The same goes for Airbnb and HomeAway- sometimes it's much cheaper to stay in someone's apartment or house rather than getting a key card for a hotel room. Again, it's not always going to end up being cheaper, but it's most definitely worth a look. Or sometimes you might end up paying the same price as a hotel, but you'll have a whole beautiful house to yourself!

For example, take these group of friends that went to Costa Rica together. There were four couples all together and they ended up renting this amazing two level house with an infinity pool, outside shower, floating staircase, and fully stocked kitchen - costing them $125 per couple per night. Insane!