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Here is a photo of my wife and I on honeymoon!
My tip is to avoid hotels and try house swaps.
I have done 3 house swaps to save money on hotels and eating out while traveling and they were all amazing experiences.
We live in Victoria, BC on Vancouver Island and my wife and I had a great experience spending time with different people.
The first house swap was in Albuquerque New Mexico for the famous Hot Air Balloon festival. We stayed in a couple’s annex or extension to the house and it had a gorgeous soaker tub, king-sized bed and kitchen that enabled us to save money. This is the most memorable because this is where I proposed.
We did another house swap to another island in BC (Saltspring Island) where accommodation also would have been expensive due to a supply demand problem in the summer.
Finally, last summer we did a house swap with a couple in Long Beach, WA that had a gorgeous vacation home on the ocean with bikes and a king-sized bed. We do not have a television so it was a nice treat to see 2 50″ HDTVs and a lovely kitchen to prepare our fresh seafood.
Do you have any travel tips?
BTW, if any of my readers would be interested in spending a few days in Victoria, BC? We have a great spot and we are always up for an adventure.