Why: Living with less doesn't mean you have to do away with vacations or trips, while trying to save every penny that you can. Living with less, means making room for MORE in life - such as traveling, road trips, romantic getaways on the beach, you get the drift. Below are numerous ways in which you can save a few bucks the next time you travel. By all means this list is not exhaustive - these are just a few ideas you may need reminders of or may have not thought about before.
Airports/Flying:
1. Look at one-way tickets and round trip - it's a toss up as to which one is always cheaper - keep your eye out for both.
2. Be flexible (if possible) with your travel dates - some days are cheaper to fly on than others (especially around the holidays)
3. Some websites allow you to receive email notifications when the price goes down.
4. It pays to keep checking prices - airline rates fluctuate often, so keeping your eyes open is often beneficial.
5. Bring food along - don't get suck paying $9.00 for a dried-out sandwich and $3.00 for a bottle of water. Bring granola bars, fruit (if not traveling internationally), or put food in ziplock bags. Take an empty water bottle with you and fill it up after you go through security.
6. Connecting flights often bring the price down, if you have the time and want to save some money.
7. Airlines are starting to charge for luggage - try to fit all of your belonging in a carry on! Or share a suitcase with the person you are traveling with.
8. Before you board, ask if the exit row seats are available - you'd be surprised at how often they are and for no extra charge.
9. Consider booking flights, hotel, and car rental in one (the bundle).
Hotels:
1. Bring a cooler of food - such as milk and cereal, bagels and cream cheese, fruit, lunch meat, bread, etc. so that you do not have to pay for breakfast and lunch. Or consider eating a bigger lunch (save the leftovers) since lunch prices are usually much cheaper than dinner prices.
2. Check hotel prices for the next town over - bigger cities sometimes may have higher hotel rates. Check prices in towns within a 15 minute radius. You may be surprised at what you find.
3. If you are staying somewhere for a week, considering renting a home instead of a hotel. Vacation homes can often be comparable to a hotel; plus, you have the option of making your own food, which will save you money in the end. The extra space is a welcomed plus too.
4. Don't book the first hotel you research - shop around. Hotwire.com can often offer unbeatable prices.
5. Continental breakfasts are not always "cheaper." Don't choose a hotel based on their breakfast - the extra cost per night might not be worth the breakfast.

1 comment:

  1. The real comfort of travel is given by small little things not by luxurious things..........Indian Travel Agents & Indian Tour Operators

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