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Retirees are the one group of travelers who have more time than most of us to see the country or the world. But all of us share on thing in common, we want a bargain.

Hotel costs have skyrocketed in the last few years and can really put a dent in your travel budget.

Savvy Senior Columnist Jim Miller found some creative and affordable lodging alternatives.

1. Rent a home or condo

homeaway.com

airbnb.com

flipkey.com
vrbo.com
wyndhamvacationrentals.com

3. Bed and Breakfasts could be what you are looking for.

Evergreenclub.com

affordabletravelclub.net

4. There are even some free options

HOUSECARERS.COM
HOUSESITTERSAMERICA.COM
SABBATICALHOMES.COM
CARETAKER.ORG

5. You can also look for someone interested in trading homes
homeexchange.com
homelink.org
intervac-homeexchange.com