If your idea of a vacation is getting immersed in the culture, then the option of renting a flat or house is probably a great choice for you. But how exactly does one find the perfect vacation rental? Try VRBO.com (Vacation Rental By Owner). Property owners all over the world list their places with photos, amenities, availability dates, and even testimonials from previous renters.
[ Photo from VRBO.com of Venice "On the Canals" Contemporary Retreat ]