Five Ways to Travel on the Cheap

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If you’ve got hopes of being able to travel in 2018 but don’t think your budget will allow it, then you may be in for a surprise. Did you know there are a number of simple and useful tips that can make travel a lot more affordable and get you that much closer to your vacation goals? Whether you are looking to get away on a short little trip or you’re daydreaming about that big adventure overseas, these tips can help to make travel much more affordable.

Make Use of Coupons

We all know that when you shop in stores with coupons you can end up saving quite a bit of money, so why not apply this same theory when shopping for flights, accommodations, and attraction passes.

Sites such as are dedicated to providing their visitors with all the latest and greatest coupons in such popular categories as travel. You’ll find coupons that can save you money on flight and hotel packages, hotel bookings, car rentals, and vacation packages. The trick is to check back often because there are always new deals being added and you’ll want to jump on them before the promotion expires.

Pick the Cheapest Day of the Week to Travel

Another tip is to be mindful of your travel dates and pick the ones that are known to be the cheapest. Did you know there are certain days of the month, day, right down to the time of the day that is known to be cheaper? The general rule is to avoid traveling on weekends since this is when the prices tend to be the highest. Instead, flights are notoriously cheapest on Wednesdays, so travel on a Wednesday.

Travel During Off-Peak Season

A really simple way to save a sizeable amount of money on your vacation is to travel during the off-peak season. Sure, the weather may not be as great, but you’ll have fewer crowds to contend with, travel will be cheaper, hotels tend to be cheaper and have greater availability, and even the attraction passes can be cheaper.

Make Use of Public Transportation

One of the biggest shocks for travelers can be the price of a rental car, so instead of forking out all the extra cash try using public transportation instead. You can do a little advance research on the destination’s subway, metros, rail, and taxi options to help you make up your mind.

Let Lunch Be Your Big Meal

Typically, dinner tends to be the biggest meal of the day. Restaurants know this and, therefore, tend to charge more for their dinner menu. Instead, change things around and let lunch be your “big meal” of the day. By doing this you’ll be able to take advantage of the lunch menu prices and promotions. Restaurants can also be less crowded at lunch.

The Savings Add Up Quickly

As you start to enjoy savings in a number of places, you’ll see just how significant they are once you add them up. It can make the difference between having to pass up on a holiday or be able to get away after all.

Plan Ahead

If you plan your holidays out to take advantage of cheap times in the year it will take some of the pressure off later.  Sit at the beginning of the year and work our your year ahead in travel!

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