Ever spent your holiday mornings blundering around a tiny hotel room, trying not to wake your sleeping family and feeling claustrophobic? It doesn’t have to be that way. On your next trip, you could have a whole apartment—or even a house—to yourselves. While some people snooze, others can be far away, watching the sunrise from the terrace or whipping up café au lait in the kitchen.
And here’s the best part: in many cases, you can get an apartment or house for less than the cost of a hotel room. If you’re willing to do a home exchange, you can even stay for free.