By Karlie Marrazzo
As new travelers planning our first trip to Europe in 2008, my husband Dave and I, still wet behind the ears but diving in headfirst and planning 100% independently, did what any average couple would do. We stayed in hotels – overpriced, generic hotels located right in the thick of the tourist masses. It wasn’t until 2013, when we were planning a trip to Iceland, one of the most expensive countries to travel to, that we found out about Airbnb. The website allows people to rent entire homes or apartments, private rooms or even a spot on a couch from private homeowners.