08 Jun Enjoy Your Summer Vacation Without Emptying Your Pockets
With summer just around the corner, there’s no question that the idea of getting out of the office and relaxing in the sun is something that’s on everyone’s mind. Unfortunately, having fun in the sun usually comes with a quite a few expenses. Here are some tips on how to make the most of your summer vacation without having to spend an arm and a leg.
Traveling to the beach is one of the most popular summer activities for those who love to soak up the sun. If your travel plans include taking a day trip to the shore with friends or family, it can never hurt to carpool. This can save you money on gas and potential parking fees, as well as help create some fun traveling memories.
Worried about having to pay for expensive meals during your trip? Try packing a cooler with different cold cuts for sandwiches and some drinks for a picnic. This can give everyone different options and is
not too tedious to pack. Bringing your own snacks and lunch supplies can help you avoid those high tourist prices people often run into in restaurants open around the beach, especially with seasonal restaurants.
Sometimes it’s nice to get away for a long weekend or even a week! For those who are looking to stay over night at the beach, try to avoid having to pay those high hotel prices. Using sources such as AirBnB to help find a house, apartment, or room, can be a much cheaper option.
Looking to book a flight?
Looking to travel by plane but can’t seem to find any reasonable flights from your airport? Try looking into flights at other airports that may be nearby; it’s possible that they may have better deals. If traveling in the country, when finding a place to stay, try looking for a place outside of popular tourist locations. For example, if you’re planning a trip to Disney World, try finding a hotel outside of the tourist area. Although you may have to drive a little father to get to the theme park, in the end, the price you pay for a hotel will be much cheaper than what you would pay for a hotel on location.
When boarding the plane, those baggage fees can be a pain to deal with. To avoid this problem, try weighing your bag before you leave your house to make sure it meets the necessary requirements to be considered a carry-on. Typically the appropriate dimensions for a carry-on are 22in x 14in x 9in, with a weight limit dependent on the airline. Try to include a snack when packing your carry-on to avoid fees for food once you have boarded your flight.
Although a vacation is something that should always be relaxing, paying for it may not be. Taking advantage of some of these traveling tips may help keep your wallet full and stress level low.