5 Tips For Summer Travel On A Budget

Summer break is almost here and you’re ready to ESCAPE! But that doesn’t mean you need to break the bank. Have yourself an awesome time without blowing your budget by following these five tips:

Check your school for discounts and help

Lots of colleges offer on-campus travel agents who can help you plan your vacation right by snagging the best deals. Plus, your school may be able to get you special discounts.

Don’t pay full price

Before booking any hotel stays or attractions or going out to eat, check out sites like Groupon, LivingSocial, Restaurant.com and CouponCabin. Look through the tourist brochures you’ll find in hotels, too. Why pay full price if you don’t have to do it?

Fly for less

Get the best deals on flights by clearing your web browser cache before searching. Book on a Tuesday that’s six weeks before your flight for the time window offering the lowest prices. Also, consider flying mid-week for the best deals.

Use Hopper, Hipmunk or Travelocity

Download one or all of these apps for help in scheduling, pricing and organizing your trip. You’ll have access to exclusive deals, plus loads of suggestions for local tourist hotspots to help you plan your stay.

Dine in

Don’t assume you need to eat each meal at another restaurant. Instead, stock up on basic supplies at the grocery and eat most of your meals in your hotel room. Take advantage of the continental breakfasts that many hotels offer. You can also pick up food from a street vendor for a fraction of the price.

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