I admit it, I’m an aspirational gypsetter.
(The term “gypsetter” is a mashup of “gypsy” and jetsetter” and refers to wealthy bohemians and bon vivants who travel the globe in search of the next trendy place to vacation.)
I lust after lifestyles of the rich and famous and yearn to relax in exotic luxury. And although my budget is more Motel 6 than mansion, I’ve found ways to indulge my expensive tastes without breaking the bank.
My favorite high-end, low-cost vacations are home rentals. Gather a group of compatible friends, find a fabulous property and split the cost. On average, the price per square foot for a U.S. hotel room is more than twice the price per square foot of a vacation rental, according to HomeAway, an online vacation rental company.