For many, travel is the dream. But a lot of people worry that travel is too expensive so they put it off.
Don’t let that happen!
With smart planning, you can turn your travel dreams into a reality.
And even better…we’re going to show you how to do in.
In this post, you’re going to learn five easy ways to save on travel in 2019. Keep these in mind as you start to get your vacation planning rolling.
So, lets’ get saving!
Embrace the off-season
There are a few places in the world, think those tropical hot spots, that really pick up during certain times of the year. And while it’s great, in theory, to get a little sun during the winter when you’re normally freezing, it’s also a lot more expensive.
On the flip side, you can find amazing deals to incredible destinations by going during the shoulder and off-seasons. Sure, the weather might not be as nice, but it also won’t be nearly as crowded either!
Take advantage of city tourism cards
Most major cities around the country (and the world) have special tourism savings cards. These cards usually offer some discounts or deals on popular attractions, transportation, and even dining. Most destinations have a tourism website to go along with the card so you can check and see exactly what’s being offered.
If you plan your trip with the places you’ll get discounts in mind, you can end up saving hundreds of dollars over the course of your vacation. Talk about a great deal!
Use credit card points
Using airline or hotel points can really add up to huge savings on a trip. And, with most of these cards, you will get a bonus usually good for a domestic round-trip ticket or a night hotel a few months after signing up.
By using your credit cards responsibly, you can rack up miles and points and get some amazing upgrades like first class flights or even suites. Having one of these cards can end up saving you quite a bit in travel costs over the long run.
Research what’s free
No matter where you go on your travels there are always going to be free events and activities to explore. Before you head out, search for “events” or “free activities” and your destination. You’ll likely get a list of things going on when you’re there.
Get clever with your search for what’s free too. Look for things like free walking tours, museum tours, or library most cities have them. Finally, once you arrive, don’t be afraid to ask the locals. The staff at your hotel or waiter at a corner restaurant almost always has great tidbits to share.
Be a deal hunter
There are so many apps and sites today that you can use to find amazing deals on hotel and airfare. Even before you start planning a vacation, it’s a good idea to follow these sites on social media or sign up for their email lists.
Then once the special offers come pouring in, you might find a particular destination with a deal that is just too good to refuse. So having a little bit of flexibility can really go a long way towards helping you save on travel too.
Ready to start traveling in 2019?
We hope so! Follow these tips and you’ll be able to head out on a fun vacation — without breaking the bank.