4 Tips for Saving on Your Next Vacation

4 Tips for Saving on Your Next Vacation

With traveling opening up, many of us are bursting at the seams to head away on a trip. For many of us, the past two and a half years have meant a lot of canceled plans. Weddings have been postponed, trips have been canceled, and life has felt on pause. You might have had to postpone a trip or two and maybe you’ve been counting down the days until you can rebook. If this is you, then you’re going to want to keep reading to learn my top 4 tips for saving money on your next vacation, so you can go for longer, or book your next trip even sooner.

1. Be Smart About Where You Stay
Depending on where you go, accommodation is likely to be one of your biggest expenses on your trip so any savings you can make here can make a big difference to the overall cost of your trip. If you can, look into staying in some kind of accommodation that at the very least has a kitchen or kitchenette. I prefer to make breakfast in my accommodation if it’s not included, and that’s a great way to save $20 per person, per day. If you’re a large group of people and relying on public transport, it may actually save you money to stay in a more central location and cut down on transport costs than to stay further out and commute. Think about how you can make the most of your accommodation to help save you money. Check out Orlando Resorts Rental for some great options.

2. Look for Cheaper Airports
Depending on where you’re flying to, there may be a smaller airport that is much cheaper or even a nearby airport. This is a great hack especially for Europe where it may be cheaper to take a bus from a neighboring city’s airport rather than flying into your airport of choice. Of course if you’re short on time, the more direct route will be better, but if your budget is modest this can be a great way to share a few hundred dollars of your flight price.

3. Use Credit Card Points
If you have a credit card, then you can be generating points which you can use towards your trip. You can use them directly to buy flights, depending on your card and the airline, and you can also use them to pay for accomodation in hotels. Flight point hacking is a whole world and there are blogs dedicated to learning more about this awesome way to travel. Often you’ll just have to pay taxes, which can make your flights feel almost free. Take a look at Agave Sotheby’s International Reality for some beautiful properties.

4. Travel in the Shoulder Season
We all know the ‘off season’ is less expensive, but generally that is when the weather is the worst, so you might not be seeing your destination of choice at its best. For that reason I suggest looking at the shoulder seasons. For Europe and the United States, for example, the shoulder seasons tend to be April and May and September and October. You’ll find that tourism is much lower during these months, which means there’s less competition for accommodation and you in turn can often find better rates. Attractions won’t be as busy, meaningless lines and being able to do more in the same amount of time. The weather is still comfortable enough to be outside a ton.

Hopefully these tips help you save for your next vacation, so you can either have a little extra spending money or simply travel for longer! Check out these gorgeous best silver stud earrings if you’re looking for a gift for someone you love.