A few tips for saving money while traveling over the holidays because we all know how expensive they can be. The holidays are fast approaching and you’ve probably already starting thinking about where to spend the last two weeks of the year.
Whether your taking a family trip or just you and a companion, these tips will allow you to put money back into the trip.
Look around and make the best money choice
I like to visit Travelocity to do a generic search on places to visit. I always like to look at pictures of places to see if I’d truly be interesting in being there for a week at a time.
Look for places you would normally only visit in the summertime and see how popular they are during the winter.
Some places are just as popular during the winter, yet half the price. When looking for flights, you have to remember not all airlines are searchable on popular websites.
Some of the cheaper ones don’t allow themselves to be on the major websites and you have to go to their site. Companies like Southwest, Allegiant, and Jetblue are a few that come to mind.
When making a lodging choice look around, to check all options. Maybe a hotel is cheaper, but sometimes renting a house from someone might be a better option due to the size of your group.
Airbnb is a great site to view homes that are available in the area you are wanting to visit.
Renting a house would save you money on food due to having a kitchen available to you. However, if you want to eat out check here to see what restaurants on in your area that you can save on.
If you’re in the service or a veteran Hilton.com is running a great special for 10% off. They have great rooms, moreover they can be affordable.
I’ve stayed for less than $100 a night numerous times with them. If you’re searching for something cheaper search here for an extended stay hotel. These hotels you pay a weekly rate, which might save you in the long run.
Yes you can actually save money on parking at the airport. Check out these websites to see if your airport allows you to pre-book your parking. Once you know your flight times and you can log in and pay for parking before you get to the airport.
Save money wherever you can when you travel. Then when you save money, remember what you did to save it and do it again.
Insure Your Travel
I’m a firm believer in buying insurance for vacations. You buy insurance for everything else, so why would you not insure your vacations.
Vacations are costly, so why risk losing money because of weather or a missed flight due to mechanical issues. It’s protecting your investment, not the trip itself.
Lastly have fun make memories, enjoy the little things in life because they won’t always be there.