As we explore in our previous installment titled “Great Ways To Save Money On Your Next Trip Part 1,” taking your dream vacation is not always possible. Often we may be prevented from taking our dream vacation because of the extreme cost. Thankfully the expense of a great trip doesn’t have to tame the most enthusiastic travelers, and with these easy tips, you can travel smart and save money.
Be smart about your meals
Before heading off on your trip, be sure to plan your meals. Figure out where you will eat for your meals and research those places online. This way, you can avoid unforeseen costs of an expensive restaurant. Also, if you are staying in vacation rentals, take every opportunity to cook for yourself to save money.
Travel with family and friends
While you might fancy yourself a soo traveler, you may find it cheaper to travel in a group. Why not go with a group of friends or your family, this way you can take advantage of more affordable travel packages that include a lot of great extras. It also means that you will get the most out of your trip and get a chance to make memories with your loved ones.
One of the biggest positives is that it allows you o share the costs with your group, so if a full-service package costs a lump sum, you will only need to put in your share. Often this means paying a little to get a lot.
Turn those business trips into vacations
Next time you have a business trip coming up, ask your boss if you can add a few days to the itinerary. This way, you can tack a vacation to the end of the trip. Ultimately this means getting a free flight to and from your destination, and you will only have to pay the hotel bill for your extra days.
Use those credit card points
You may be more familiar with this budgeting hack because it is so popular. Lots of banks offer cards that are geared towards travel, and their extensive rewards programs can save you a bundle on your next flight.
So consider using a credit card with an excellent reward program because you can cash these in for your dream trip.