Plan your next vacation ahead to ensure that you get the most for your money without sacrificing a good time. Then relax, knowing that you might even have funds left over when you get home. Here's how:
flights on Yapta and be eligible for a voucher if the airfare goes down after
you've purchased your tickets. Sign up for alerts from Airfarewatchdog; follow
other travel sites on social media as well. Call your airline agent and ask for
a deal. Use a regional airport—low-cost airlines often don't service the large
book by phone, ask the desk agent to beat the online rate. Consider an
apartment or home rental instead of a hotel—you'll save even more by cooking
your own meals. Consider booking a place to stay through airbnb.com.
lunch your main meal. Lunches often are 30% cheaper than the same entrées on a
dinner menu and you'll be less likely to splurge on expensive alcoholic
beverages. Stock up on snack foods before you leave home and replenish your
supply at local grocery stores rather than convenience marts.
for vacation package deals—Package deals often give great discounts. Find
them on Expedia and Priceline, or daily deal sites like Groupon Getaways and
travel rewards card—Look for a card with no foreign transaction
fee, a microchip, and generous rewards. Credit union credit cards often offer
freedom of choice for airlines.
your budget—If budget is more important than destination,
search "explore" on kayak.com or
"flights" on Google.com. Select your
departure city, season of travel, price, and get ready to be inspired.
free destination—Find deals under "special offers" or by
searching "stopover" on your airline's website. You might be able to squeeze in
an extra destination at little or even no cost.
off-season—If you're flexible, travel in the shoulder
seasons—just before or after peak season depending on your destination. Prices
are low, the weather could be really nice, shops and restaurants are open, and
there are fewer tourists.