Evan Haning, wtop.com
How do you feel about staying at a place that is not a hotel, run by people you don't know?
It sounds sketchy at first, but after browsing AirBNB.com, you may feel like giving it a try because the possibilities are endless.
This travelers' search engine offers access to traditional bed and breakfasts, townhouse basements, cabins, cottages, lofts, castles and houseboats in 11,596 cities in 180 countries.
Many of these accommodations are available at remarkably low prices, and there are pictures and guest reviews for guidance.
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