10 Extremely Easy Ways To Save Money On Your Next Vacation

Itching to travel but stuck in a nightmare of budget woes? We've got your covered. Here are 10 easy ways that can actually help you pack up and travel to that place you've always wanted to visit.
Joel Corde
Published on: 18th July 2016
Come up with a carefully budgeted travel plan

One of the easiest ways you can save up for your next travel is to carefully carve out your budget plan for the whole trip. Set up a “goal” amount and try saving up. With your goal budget in mind, you can try to add some extra bucks on the side - the amount does not really matter, as less is always more when it comes to saving. You’ll be surprised at how much you’ve saved in no time!

Extra tip: You don’t always need to spend all your travel money while on vacation. Excess on your budget can go toward your next travel budget.
Save money on your next vacation
Travel off-season

If you really want to score off a few bucks and travel, the best thing to do is to travel off-season. You don’t always have to travel while everyone is else is also out. Choose an off-season getaway so you can have flexible dates and locations. During off season, there are few people around (which will give you the freedom to walk freely around) and prices are relatively cheaper. It might not be the best weather during your visit but you sure can see to it that prices are much better.

Use coupons and discounts

If you’re going to travel at the last minute, try consider getting travel coupons and discounts. Coupon websites can be found on the internet and they provide good deals you can avail before and while travelling.

Bid for hotel deals

Having a good accommodation or staying in a nice hotel doesn’t have to break the bank. Scour the internet for websites that accommodate biddings, or simply head on over to  BetterBidding.com to find out how much travelers paid for rooms in major cities. All you have to do is bid a similar price and hope your bid gets accepted. Go ahead and practice your haggling skills!

Consider vacation rental sites

As always, the presence of the internet has helped us in so many ways. And travelling is one of them. Cut off some deal of cash but considering vacation rental sites since hotel rates are crazy expensive. Airbnb isn’t the only option out there. Kid & Coe and House Trip are few of the rental sites that help travelers cut off costs in accommodations.

Purchase daily deals in advance

Save a great deal of money by buying your daily deals in advance. Like your groceries. Consider buying and making them as eating out will surely drain your bank account. The secret to travelling smart is to always avoid unnecessary costs.

Cut out extras

Cut out extra spending if you seriously want to save and travel. If you’re always out buying and eating lunch, try making one. Or try making your own coffee instead of always buying. You can save up a few bucks that you can put in your travel savings. Look for deals on wheels

Renting a car may be the best option you have while travelling as it gives you freedom to go anywhere and the flexibility to do so. But getting a rental car can chunk off a huge piece on your budget. Watch out for deals online so you can make sure you don’t break your bank while travelling.

Don’t Forget About Possible Tax Refunds

Having a nice tax return can be your advantage if you want to save more for your vacation. Learn to adjust your withholdings and to invest your money so it can earn interest, which you can use for a more expensive travel next time. 

Insure your trip

Don’t forget to insure your trip. Travel insurance can minimize financial risk while travelling. You’ll never know what might happen even if you’re taking extra care. It’s always a good thing to look after your safety.

We know you’ve been dying out to travel. But taking a few extra steps to save a few bucks will definitely go a long way.
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