This is the weirdest Cook for Good scrimp yet: rent apartments when you travel instead of staying in hotels. I'm just back from nearly a month in Germany, Austria, and the Czech Republic. We had an amazing, healthy, and affordable trip, in part because we rented apartments with kitchens through Airbnb for all but two nights. This let us eat two meals a day "at home" for big savings and less hassle. Here are seven reasons why I loved renting apartments through Airbnb, with tips on saving even more. [Note: this is an unsponsored post straight from my heart with the hope that it will help your travel rock.]
1. The savings on food.
We saved at least $30 a day on food by eating breakfast and one other meal "at home." (Regular readers will notice that I packed cloth napkins.)
2. The savings on lodging.
Full apartments cost less than most decent hotel rooms, with an average of