5 Ways to Save Money on Summer Vacations
Are you planning a summer vacation? Even if you aren’t, it is never too early to start thinking about your next escape. We’ve compiled a list of five ways to save money on summer vacations so you don’t break your budget.
Visit destinations within driving distance
Choosing a destination where you can drive instead of fly will save you big bucks. Not only will it save you the cost of a plane ticket, but you’ll also have your vehicle on vacation to get around in. No plane ticket + no car rental = mega savings.
Book a rental with a full kitchen
This tip is especially helpful if you’re traveling to the beach. Cooking in the kitchen or throwing something on the grill means staying out late on the beach to watch the sunset. Even better, pack snacks and sandwiches to eat throughout the day.
Avoid booking your vacation near a summer holiday
Have you ever noticed vacation prices go up around Memorial Day, Fourth of July, and Labor Day? This is no coincidence. Many people plan their vacation around a holiday, which results in companies increasing their prices. We recommend just the opposite. Plan your vacation on a different weekend to reap the benefits of less crowds and cheaper prices.
Check out Airbnb for accommodations
Airbnb is a website and phone app where individuals can rent out their space all around the world. Rates are generally cheaper than hotels, especially for large party accommodations.
If you own a tent or camper, this one is perfect for you. Even if you don’t own either, there are individuals who will rent you a camper already set up on a campground for a reasonable price.
Once you’ve planned your summer vacation, don’t forget to budget and save for it. Need help with budgeting and don’t know where to start? Contact us for help. Happy summer travels!