Do you want to travel this summer without breaking the bank? I’ve put together these money saving summer vacation tips to help stretch your budget. With some planning, deal hunting and flexibility, you can save enough money to potentially take two trips instead of just one!!
Money Saving Summer Vacation Tips:
1. Pack light – airlines are charging fees for everything nowadays. Most carries charge for checked bags and overweight bags. If you can, try to pack in a single carry on (within the size/weight restrictions) or limit everyone to a single bag. When choosing flights consider checked bag fees into your purchase. Carriers such as Southwest offer 1 checked bag at no additional cost.
Make sure to factor in the extra space and weight of purchases you may make during your travels as well. We like to keep a tiny reusable shopping bag with us in case we need to lighten our baggage with an extra carry on.
2. Round trip tickets – a must in travel to save money is booking round trip tickets. Booking a one- way ticket is extremely expensive, more than a round-trip ticket in a lot of cases! Don’t forget that you can book round-trip tickets arriving and departing from different airports. Our recent trip we flew into Paris and out of Nice. I wouldn’t recommend this if you’ll be in the same area since you’d have to factor in car rentals as well.