Hotels, online booking fees, travel agents, guidebooks -- Billshrink.com says we spend hundreds of dollars to plan our vacation. Billshrink's solution: Check out sites like Gogobot.com that use social media like Facebook and Twitter to essentially turn your friends into your travel agent. Or try AirBnB.com and crash on couches or use someones entire apartment to save on hotels.
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