As summer is around the corner, everyone is planning a vacation with their friends or family. Where are you planning to go this summer? Or you are thinking to spend the whole summer at your home doing nothing just because you don’t have a huge amount of money in your bank account? “To travel is to live,” and summer is the kind of season which we must enjoy at its fullest. Traveling not only means going to a place but it is about making memories with your loved ones. If you haven’t picked any place yet, I am going to help you out by telling some great tips. This way, you can not only have a fantastic vacation but save money as well.
You don’t have to be rich enough to travel, you just have to be smart and thoughtful. Let’s check out the following traveling ideas!
No matter whether you are booking a room or an airline ticket, negotiation is always possible in the travel industry. Booking at the last minute can be beneficial for you, an airline seat which isn’t filled yet can’t be resold for the next flight or a hotel room left empty one night, bargain and save money! Just go with bargaining while dealing with travel agents, tour operators and hotels.
Timings matter a lot when it comes to traveling. If you are not in rush and traveling independently then check all the expenses online before making any decision. Check out the flight timings of different airlines and how much money difference each airline makes. Go for the cheapest one and you can save up to 300 percent on flights.
While everyone is coming back from their summer vacation or almost about to come back, how about you go for summer vacation few days before your summer vacation ends up? Vacation in last week of August and first week in September cost you less than usual because this is the time when usually summer vacation ends.
Weight and measure
Going to a vacation means filling your luggage with too much clothes, more shoes than necessary and even other unnecessary stuff. Play smart and be selective while packing your bag! Do not over-fill it because it may charge you extra money. You can save money by keeping a check on your luggage weight.
Surf through the Internet
Airlines, hotel chains, and several travel agencies come with discount offers through email. Subscribe to them so you can get the best discount offer. Although, it is a little annoying to get so many unnecessary mails but at least one mail will surely work for you!
Some airports provide free plastic bags while other airports like Birmingham and Luton even charge for that, too. If your bag is being checked by security then make sure it must not contain more than 100ml. Keep plastic bags which don’t hold more than a liter and fit easily inside your bag.
Travel during night
If you are not much of a sleepy person, you can travel in night easily. This way you can save money by spending one night during traveling instead paying for a hotel room.
Take your own food
Don’t buy food from the airport as it costs a lot more than it should. Instead, cook something before leaving for the airport. However, you can’t take liquids with you but you can bring empty bottles to the airport, fill them with drinking water from the airport as water is free there.
No matter which place you choose for spending vacation, shopping is necessary. Before you go shopping, check your budget because you can’t spend more than you have. Instead of facing any money problem on a vacation, it is better to control your emotions during shopping.
Don’t feel bad if you don’t have as much money as someone else, you can still plan a great summer trip with your family and friends. So, start packing your bag and make great memories this summer without spending a lot of money.