All of us want to travel as much as we can, see the sights that interest us and have the biggest adventures we can afford, however, often the little things take away any extra money we may have sat aside for actual recreation. As the price of travel continues to rise, and aspects of our journeys continues to add extra fees and hidden expenses which we may have not been aware, it becomes necessary for us to be creative when we travel. Spend some time getting prepared and reviewing some of the top money saving tips for your next vacation from Tradewinds Vacations.
Be Creative With Your Flights – From the times you leave to the layovers you take, the cost of flights are quite diverse from day to day. One day may cost hundreds more while even a few hours can add hundreds as well. In addition, though convenient to fly straight through, it is not cost effective. Consider the following when booking your flight(s):
Travel during the evening or early in the morning.
Travel on off days including the middle of the week, avoid weekend flights.
If traveling during the holidays, avoid the day of, before, after and the weekends directly surrounding the holiday itself.
Try to find a layover somewhere, at least one.
Fly out of large airports as opposed to the smaller ones as they are generally more expensive.
Be creative when finding and booking your accommodations. Yes it may be convenient to stay downtown however, your hotel can cost you significantly more than simply choosing to stay outside of town. You can also look at other forms of accommodations to save as well including:
RV’s or Campers
Other expenses which may take away your hard earned travel fun money include transportation, food, and even expensive attractions. Remember the following: public transportation will generally cost much less, and top destinations offer many free destinations in addition to the ones that cost. Mix it up and save some cash. When it comes to food, eat larger meals at lunch and light at dinner and consider the free meals at breakfast often included with your accommodations.
You can travel anywhere for the cost you can afford by simply being creative and savvy. Tradewinds Vacations invites you to review travel and destinations with us.