It’s finally summer, which means it’s finally time for a vacation. We spend a long time looking forward to our vacation, but it doesn’t necessarily mean that we’ve saved up enough money to do everything we’d like. Even if, who doesn’t like a good deal? Whether you’re traveling solo or with the whole family, there are different ways to save money and still have fun while you’re away. Here are a few helpful tips to ensure that you get the most value for your money this summer.
Avoid Exorbitant Transaction Fees
If you’re traveling to a foreign country, then you should be careful about exchange rates and any exorbitant fees you may be charged for different transactions. If you don’t want to pay in cash all the time so that you can rack up those reward points, make sure that the credit card you use at least comes with a “no foreign transaction fees” byline. Otherwise, you may find yourself paying a ton of fees for no reason.
If you don’t have this kind of credit card on hand, then consider applying for one. Depending on your situation, it may allow you to save money during the trip.
Considering where to stay is one way you can save a lot of money while vacationing. If you’re someone with enough disposable income to invest in property, be it in the US or abroad, then you’ve already made a very sound decision, vacation-wise.
Florida is a great summer home destination for a reason, as are the Carolinas, certain parts of California, or even the Catskills. If you want to be able to stay somewhere fun and relaxing without having to pay a ton of money on hotels, in certain areas, be it Key West or Destin Florida condos are definitely worth considering. If the ship has already sailed on the issue of obtaining a summer home, then exercise flexibility in terms of where you can stay. There are many Airbnbs that are affordable and worth booking if you want a comfy place to stay without having to pay a ton.
Spending a lot of money on cabs or rideshares is one way you may find yourself spending a lot more than you’d like. Also, renting a car can be needlessly hectic, as well as super expensive. Not to mention, you won’t be experiencing a new city and its full potential in that way. Walking, however, is a great way to explore a new city and understand all of its hidden – or not so hidden – potential.
There are also plenty of delightful places you’re bound to find on foot, which you won’t be able to come across when you’re stuck in a car. So, if you really want to make the most of your vacation, while also saving a little money, walking is the way to go.
Getting a ton of value out of your money while on vacation sometimes feels like a tall order, but there are little things you can do to help save while also being able to have fun. Being flexible is really the key attitude to keep in mind, and from there, everything else will follow. Refer to this guide for a stress-free holiday.