So, you saved up for your vacation but you still want to have some of that money when the vacation’s over? Or are you just that savvy all of the time? Whatever reason it may be, here are a few tricks and tips on how to save up a little while traveling. If you want to save most of your money, we suggest you quit the whole thing, because that’s not going to happen.
Start with being flexible, whether it’s regarding travel dates or places. That will give you the opportunity to take advantage of the best travel deals out there (so keep your eyes on those.)
In order to save some cash, you can’t stick blindly to any plans.
Let’s say you wanted to go to Mexico in June, but you found a great offer for the Caribbean in July, half price off. Pack up and soak the Caribbean sun, if you’re really that into saving.
Speaking of months, saving some money on vacation means no traveling in the peak of the season. Every region has its own peak and its own off-season time, but there’s something between the two called “shoulder season.”
This will be great if you don’t want to go neither in peak nor off-season. Tropical places have “hurricane seasons,” and those usually have some great deals – if you like risks.
Many people chose to stock up on groceries and bring their own, if they’re going somewhere far away. If you’re going to travel for some time, go to local supermarkets and buy groceries so you can make your own meals.
Eating out is expensive everywhere, so this is a great way to keep some of that cash. But don’t forget to treat yourself with one outing, you are vacationing after all.
Don’t forget to keep exchange rates and extra fees on mind (like luggage.) Some airline companies don’t charge you for the checking the first bag and some even let you check two bags for free.
Also, find out what you can about prices in the place you’re visiting. For an example, it may cost you less to fly out to a west European country than to a South American, but the differences in life expenses are drastic. You dollar is worth more in South America than in Europe.