Believe it or not summer vacation is just around the corner! Stressing about finances and payments can take the fun out of any vacation, which is supposed to be a get-a-way! So don’t worry about where the money will come from, but instead start planning now so you can enjoy a stress-free vacation.
- Be flexible regarding your travel dates. If you have an open mind and open schedule, you can plan your trip when airline tickets are cheaper. Some tickets are cheaper during different days of the week, for instance.
- Stay with family or friends. Try to travel somewhere you have relatives and stay with your family rather than paying for a hotel or condo all week. Also, it would be a great visit! You can always repay them by taking the family out to dinner the last night, a great gesture for something they gave up for free. It is also a lot cheaper than a week of hotel rooms!
- Only rent a car if needed. If you fly, consider whether renting a car is really necessary. Many hotels offer free airport shuttles.
- Drive instead. Keep in mind that depending on your travel location, driving can significantly cut costs most of the time.
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