If you're visiting friends and family this holiday season, the idea of
sleeping on an air mattress or bunking with your
teenage cousin probably
sounds about as appealing as an overcooked turkey. In this Tech
Minute, CNET's Kara Tsuboi reports on the best Web sites to find lodging options beyond hotels. Hey, anything is better than that lumpy pull-out sofa.
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Air -- dot com gives you alternatives to a hotel room as thousands of cities and locales around the world people like unique -- -- apartment house or castle for rent. Begin -- the site by entering your destination travel dates and number of guests. Couch surfing dot com works in a similar manner where locals open their homes to guests but through the site you're encouraged to not just rest your bones that make new friends. The lodging probably won't be fancy but it comes with an insider's perspective on a city and a price tag that can't be beat. Free finally -- BO dot com or vacation rentals by owner won't necessarily bring you great deals that rather incredible rental properties and vacation destinations. This is a -- to check out if you're looking to book a spectacular home for a large group. Of course make sure you properly that the host -- -- -- and read any safety precautions and insurance details on the website. And difference -- -- cars to -- cnet.com for CBS news. Yeah.
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