This content is rated TV-MA, and is for viewers 18 years or older. Are you of age?
Sorry, you are not old enough to view this content.
CNET News Video: Ways to share travel expenses
About Video Comments (0 ) Transcript

CNET News Video: Ways to share travel expenses

1:01 /

Traveling isn't cheap. But now, thanks to some ingenious new Web sites, travelers can split expenses while making friends along the way. In this Tech Minute, CNET's Kara Tsuboi reports how these sites might change the way you explore the world.

Lodging is one of the biggest expenses of your entire trip. Easynest.com is a great cost-saver for the solo traveler. It's built on the premise that hotels rent rooms for the same price regardless of number of occupants. So, the website helps two strangers connect in order to split expenses. Once you're in your destination, save money by connecting with friends of friends of friends of friends. The new site, aptly named Friends of Friends Travel or FOFtravel.com connects people based on their broader network to offer services like a place to stay, a city guide, a coffee date, or even just a place to stash your bags for a few hours. Finally, eat like a local with a local by using the site VoulezVousDiner.com. People post the type of meal they'd like to host and at what cost. Hungry travelers can sign up to enjoy the local cuisine and meet new friends. Once these sites are more populated with users, they offer great penny-pinching resources. In San Francisco, I'm Kara Tsuboi, CNET.com for CBS News.

New releases

Canon SX60 HS packs all the zoom...
1:28 September 15, 2014
Want to get up close and personal? The SX60 has 65x optical zoom and one of the widest lenses on a camera...
Play video
Tomorrow Daily 051: Microsoft buys...
21:19 September 15, 2014
On today's show, Rich and Ashley discuss a jetpack that helps you run a 4-minute mile, a tiny radio the size...
Play video
On the road: 2015 Chrysler 200...
8:02 September 15, 2014
When the Chrysler 200 first came along, it was a warmed over Sebring and results were tepid. But the new 2015...
Play video
Top 5: Things we value most in...
2:52 September 15, 2014
With so many choices and features in the center head unit, what do we really value? Brian Cooley tells you...
Play video
Check out library books on any...
2:15 September 15, 2014
Many libraries now support e-books. Find out how to check out library books and get them sent directly to...
Play video
Car Tech 101: How to get TV in...
3:15 September 15, 2014
Brian Cooley tells you about emerging technologies that could make watching TV in your car a reality.
Play video
Smarter driver: How fast are the...
2:11 September 15, 2014
Some states have much faster speed limits -- and real driving speeds -- than others. Is there a correlation...
Play video
Digital Storm Krypton offers the...
1:59 September 15, 2014
This is a massive 17-inch gaming laptop that's nearly a clone of other, more expensive, systems.
Play video