The summer vacation season is here! Everyone loves this time of year to take a week or two off of work and travel with friends and family. There are so many places to choose from and so many ways to have some good ole summer fun! The thought of a summer getaway is always exciting but the price tag that comes along with it can be intimidating. Whether you plan on leaving the country or driving only an hour away from home, there are many ways to save on trips while getting the most out of your summer vacation.
If you want to drive somewhere for a summer trip, look around for local attractions that are new to you. Taking a “one-tank” trip instead of a cross country journey will help you save on gas while giving you the same feeling of getting away from home. There are more fun getaways close to your home than you could imagine! You just have to look around for what interests you.
When it comes to looking at places to stay along the way or for the vacation itself, look to rent lodging from the owner. There are deals everywhere to be made by seeking out by-owner rentals, because it is easier to negotiate prices than if you were to stay in a hotel. Beach houses and town houses near major cities are always hubs for by-owner rentals. Usually larger groups will receive discounts as well. So get a group of friends and travel to the coastline to rent out a beach house for a week and be ready to negotiate a price that works for you!
If you are looking to fly to your summer destination make sure to try and save on flights in a few of these ways. One way is to plan a trip a long time in advance in order to buy tickets when the prices are low. Flight booking sites such as kayak.com and bookingbuddy.com are great ways to find deals on flights. When it comes to packing, try to pack as light as possible and take advantage of how many carry-ons the airline permits. Airlines try to nickel and dime us so avoiding extra charges is a great way to save when traveling.
When it comes to summer vacations, make sure to keep a few of these tips in mind to save money without sacrificing fun. So get up and go! Be spontaneous with friends and always remember to Stay Wise!