written by Priyanka Patel
So you thought that with the economy going the way it is that there was no possibility for you to travel the way you love to. Well, GOOD NEWS, there is now an affordable, foolproof (mostly) way of staying at nice places on the cheap. These days a travel trend has emerged where ordinary citizens are treating their abodes with the mentality of "mi casa, su casa" - allowing people to stay with them for free or for a low rate.
Similar to couchsurfing (http://www.couchsurfing.org/wiki/) and the Hospitality Club , but with more security (as it relates to living arrangements) built in, iStopover is a great way to see the world in style without breaking the bank. Not only does it handle all your monetary transactions, it also lets you see the place (via online) before you put your money down. And when you arrive, if you feel like the place was grossly misrepresented (kind of like an online date), you can find you another place without ever have wasted your money.
To find out more, check it out: http://www.istopover.com/