A cheaper way to stay on vacation
A cheaper way to stay on vacation
Bruce and his family on vacation in Whistler, British Columbia.

Bruce Ahrendt
Age: 56

When traveling, I can usually get much better accommodations (such as a fully-furnished condo) at choice spots by renting directly from the owners. I've used both VRBO and FlipKey with great success. You can usually get a really good feel for what you might be getting by checking the reviews and it's half the price of a hotel. We vacation at least once a year and we usually do a week to two weeks at a shot, so we're saving several hundred dollars and we're getting much nicer places.

Last updated July 01 2011: 7:58 AM ET
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