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5 Cheap Ways to Travel for Vacation

Updated on February 2, 2011

Vacations are so much fun for all involved. You get a chance to know your family and friends better. It is the host of activities that you do together that help you bond with each other. However, many people keep on delaying the idea of going on a vacation fearing that it might break their budget.  You need to keep in mind that there are many ways to save money on vacation and travel expenses are one way. All you need to do is to plan right. Following are five tips regarding cheap ways to travel for vacation.

Saving Money Travel Tips

Save Money Driving- #1 Way to Travel Cheap

Even with higher gas costs, driving is one of the cheapest ways to travel. If you are going to be driving, then make sure that your vehicle is properly maintained. You should check the oil, change spark plugs, and check hoses. You also need to make sure that the tires are in proper condition and properly inflated. It is wise to travel light with minimum luggage as weight has a bearing on fuel costs. If you get your car in proper shape and pack along a few necessary things, you will save on fuel and maintenance costs. Traveling in the vehicle can also take longer so make sure to add the additional costs of meals and hotels when figuring the cheapest way to travel.

Saving Money Flying- #2 Tip on Traveling Cheap on Vacation

If you plan on traveling to your destination by air then you will need to find the best deal. Look online and search for the best flight deals. Some deals come with the hotel and rental car included. Make sure to price this out on your own to see if you are actually saving money by taking this option. Also, check to see what additional charges flying will cost you. The cost of luggage has gone up recently and can really add to the expense of your trip.

Saving Money On Luggage- #3 Tip for Cheap Travel on Your Vacation

If you have not opted for a personal car or rented a vehicle for travel, make sure to go easy on the things that you are going to carry. At times, there are extra charges for carrying laptops, etc. Travel as light as you can while still having all necessary items. Make sure to check ahead for a flight to know exactly the size of carryon you can take aboard. Items that take up a large amount of space can be expensive. Rather than take a baby car seat with, you might be better to buy one when you get to your destination or rent one if taking a rental car.

Saving Money on Pets - #4 Tip for Cheap Travel on Vacations

We all love our pets. We would really like them to be a part of our vacation. However, it can be really expensive. Why not leave your pets with trusted friends and family. You can also leave them in the vet’s boarding units. This will save you money. If you choose to take your pet with, make sure to know what expenses will be involved each step of the way to budget accordingly.

Saving Money on Accommodations- #5 Tip for Traveling Cheap on Vacation

Find a cheap Hotel is easier now than it ever has been. You can book online for great deals ahead of time. Also make sure to know how long you will be at that hotel. If you are going to arrive late and leave early, then try to get a cheaper Hotel as you will not be there very long.

Above were some cheap ways to travel for vacation. Another innovative thing would be to carry a camera and voice recorder with you. Record audio notes and take pictures from time to time and capture all the memories. There are many websites online where you can share your vacation journey and photos and get money in return for your article. This is a nice way to save money for your next vacation. Follow these five tips and it will be easier for you to save money on your next vacation.

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    • rorymullen profile image


      7 years ago from Maine

      Nice article. Well written and informative.

    • SLDW profile image


      7 years ago

      Not so much interested and leaving my pet at home and there are hotels like Best Western, most let dogs stay!


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