It has been a practice for some people to find out if they have friends or relatives in the places they're traveling to so they could stay with them during the duration of their trip and save on accommodation expenses. It also allows you more time to stay in your travel destination so you would be able to enjoy the place a little more. My cousins were able to save on their trip to Singapore last year by staying in their sister's apartment while they were there for vacation. I think they stayed there for more than a week so they were able to maximize their trip and were able to enjoy a lot of places in Singapore. My husband's cousin has been staying with my in-laws for more than a month now and he's really enjoying his stay not worrying about having to leave immediately. My mom's cousin is also coming to stay with us for a week while he's here for vacation. We're also planning to travel out of the country soon and I'm planning to contact my cousin who lives in our planned destination so we could stay with her while we're there for vacation. So basically, it's like a cycle of sometimes being the host and sometimes being the visitor. What do you think about this idea?