If you haven’t tried this alternative to stuffy hotel rooms yet, you are missing out. Have small kids, or a pet you are traveling with, or maybe you simply want some more space, or a kitchen to cook your own meal in? Whatever your travel circumstances may be, utilizing VRBO or one of the other vacation rental communities now widely available can save you money and dramatically change your whole travel experience. Most cities have several different listings available so you can choose the style and location. You can narrow your search to single rooms or a whole house, either way it is often comparable to a hotel room cost or even cheaper! You can try to find one right in the heart of downtown or off the beaten path in a quaint neighborhood. Families traveling with kids will love the extra space and kitchen access. Those looking for a good night sleep with less noise will love being able to settle down a bit more and wake up without the noise of other people checking out of the room next door. Don’t worry, you still don’t have to make your own bed. Consider it a different option next time you are leaving the comfort of your own home.