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Frugal Friday: Ways to save on your Vacation
July 29, 2016
Are you looking for ways to save on your summer vacation? Even though summer vacations can be fun, sometimes they end up being stressful due to the numerous expenses that have to be considered.
Nevertheless, there are quite a few things that you can do to save on your summer vacation this year and in the years to come.
When it comes to summer vacations, planning goes a long way in helping you to save. By carefully planning out your vacation, you give yourself the opportunity to discover ways to help keep costs down. The best way to save is to start planning a year or, at the very least, several months in advance. This way you give yourself adequate time to shop around for deals and specials and to secure the most cost effective options available.
The closer it gets to summer, the more it’s going to cost to book hotels, to purchase plane tickets etc. Therefore, the earlier you can make bookings, the more you will save.
For a major cost saver, you should consider travelling in the middle of the week instead of one weekends. Quite a few hotels offer discounted prices for travelling during the week and plane tickets can be as much as half.
Perhaps the biggest cost saving vacation: Stay local-ish. We all get tired of seeing the same scenery day in-day out and a vacation is the best place to refresh and see something new. To get that, you don't always have to go across country. Pick a few places that are obtainable within a day trip and start by researching the top things to do. You never know, a fun family vacation may be a lot closer than you think.
Finally, limit the amount you eat out on your vacation. This will allow you to save on food costs which can really rack up fast due to eating out often. Plan to stay near, or take a trip to a grocery store stay within budget!