Navigating Discount Travel Sites
To plan your trip: homeaway.com.
Best for: Rental homes.
Winning features: More comprehensive and easier to navigate than its competitors, this site lets you search more than 290,000 properties by price, number of bedrooms, or location type (for example, waterfront view).
Weak spots: Some of the homes’ availability calendars aren’t kept current (a note in each listing says when the schedule was last updated); you must call or e-mail some property owners for pricing.
When it comes to the do’s and don’ts, you’ve got lots of questions. Here, solutions for making the season merry and bright.