When compared to the cost of staying here in Chicago, our 2-month trip to Mexico this fall will only cost us $300. Here’s how we did it:

  1. We found an awesome deal on flights
  2. We used Home Exchange and VRBO to get incredible deals on some beautiful rentals. No tourist-packed resorts for us.
  3. With the help of our assistant, we found somebody (via Craigslist) that is going to sublet our place while we’re gone.

wow.