In most people’s minds, traveling is costly. This can be true in many cases, but you can actually travel without spending a fortune. There are so many ways to minimize your expenses without having to sacrifice your vacation. Here are some ways to cut down the cost of your next vacation, so that your money can go farther.
Pick a location based on what sales are going on during the time you’d like to go. Sometimes different locations have huge sales, and if you’ll consider going there, you can save a lot more on your vacation. For instance, just this January, there were great sales on almost all cruise lines for almost all the cruises. This would have been a perfect time to book a cruise for later in the year.
Go off-season. The place won’t be so crowded, and you can save a lot. You would have a great time. For example, going to Disney World off season in September or October means that not only will there be much shorter lines, but they normally have huge sales so you will spend a lot less on your trip!
Try different ways of pricing things. Booking the hotel and travel separately can save or cost you money, depending on the location.
You might also want to drive to your destination. Going on vacation doesn’t mean you need to get on a plane, train, or boat. There are some places that are a day’s drive or less (no matter where you live) that can be a great vacation spot, and where you can have a lot of fun. Since you will be driving, your transportation costs are already a lot less, so your whole trip will cost less. Your whole family can go on a vacation that’s just a few hundred dollars!
If you research before and during the vacation, you can find great deals that will save you a lot of money. You can still have a great, relaxing vacation, without spending a bundle.
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January 20 2012 02:21 am | Vacations