To truly make this a vacation for under $1000 you may need to do two things:
1. Travel to your destination via a road trip or by bus
2. Rent a vacation home to lower the cost of accommodations and meals.
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The home exchange idea may not be your cup of tea, this is understandable. Yet once you wrap your head around locking certain rooms in your home and placing certain personal items in a locked storage area, it’s easier than you may think. After all, you will be in their home and “they” will be staying in “your” home. Mutual respect is all that is needed.