The New Urban Nomads: Rent Globally, See the World

Urban nomad
Urban nomad

For Rachel L., the executive editor of Busy Mommy Media online magazine, the only to see the world with kids is to rent. A mother of three, Rachel, her husband and children, ages 2, 4 and 6, have spent the past six months traveling across Utah, Nevada and California, renting off-season vacation shares and foreclosed homes while her husband applies for consultant work throughout the nation.

"We sold our house in Utah last June and with the markets they way they are right now, we've been paying about a quarter of our monthly mortgage to rent vacation homes," says Rachel. "If you think outside the box a little bit, this is a very cheap way to travel."