A couple of months ago, my family and I visited my folks in the Philippines. Prior to that, we asked my brother to see if he can find homes for rent near his house that we can rent while there. Unfortunately, he couldn't find one, so we ended staying at a hotel that is 30 minutes drive away from his place. With that, we paid $300 for our 10 days stayed. I can't complain I guess. Here in United States it could have costs more than that. We also rented a car since my brother's car was not big enough for us; another $300 for that...again for 10 days. Yeah, we spent a lot of money while there, but who cares! I don't care a s long as I spent quality time with my family, that is all that matters; plus we don't get to see them like everyday. Oh how I miss my folks so much! Hopefully, we can visit them again in 2013.