If you thought spending the night in a stranger’s home was awkward, imagine what it would be like to have him or her take you on a private excursion. Airbnb seems to think it’s a brilliant idea. In fact, the home-stay network took things a step further recently by rolling out the red carpet for the “Trip” experience.

According to Airbnb's website, these experiences are “designed and led by local experts, like chefs, street artists, and sumo champs.” A quick search through its website or mobile app will lead you to an assortment of excursions, including skiing, surfing, craft beer brewing, food tasting and pottery lessons. Plus, Airbnb has you covered with a host of historical tours of world-renowned landmarks.

Wondering how much all of this is going to cost? Most experiences fall around the $200 mark, notes The Wall Street Journal. However, this figure could be much higher, depending on the type and duration of the experience. Also, keep in mind that there are 500 to choose among, and some excursions span a few days. (For more, see The Pros and Cons of Using Airbnb.)

Sound like a good deal?

Don’t get too excited just yet. The “Trip” experience may not yet be available at your intended destination. The program started in 12 cities, with plans to expand to 50, according to the Wall Street Journal. Travelers Today lists the first 12 cities as Seoul, Los Angeles, Miami, San Francisco, Detroit, Tokyo, Havana, Paris, London, Cape Town, Florence and Nairobi.  In addition, "100 Insider Guidebooks" to cool places and resources in six of these cities – Detroit, Havana, Los Angeles, Nairobi, San Francisco and Seoul – will be available at launch, with more on the way.

But you may not need an immersive "trip" experience to get more out of Airbnb. The hospitality disrupter recently led a $13 million funding round for Resy Network Inc., a table reservation app similar to OpenTable.

If your destination is on the list, take a peek at what the locals are offering. What you find could turn out to memorable indeed.

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