Become a Frugal Traveler with 3 Thrifty Tips
You’ll be trottin’ the globe without breaking the bank.
Soaring gasoline prices are making mincemeat of vacation budgets this summer. But
if you still want to plan a getaway without breaking the bank, here are a few ideas
that’ll help you get the best bang for your buck.
- Bend a little. The more flexible you can be about the day of the week and the
time of day you travel, the more money you’re likely to save.
- Travel off-season. Like every kind of business, resorts and hotels charge as
much as the market will bear. So it only stands to reason that when everybody and
his uncle is booking that tropical beach vacation, it’s going to cost a pretty penny
to stay there. Consider booking a summer getaway to a ski resort. The mountains
will be beautiful, and there’ll be plenty of non-skiing activities to keep you happy
all week long.
- Take advantage of your lot in life. Here are some ways you may qualify for airline
and hotel discounts—just because you’re you:
- AAA and AARP memberships often come with travel-related discounts, but the list
goes beyond that. Some fraternal and professional organizations, and even college
alumni clubs can get you a deal, too.
- If you have frequent flyer miles for an airline, or a reward membership with a hotel
chain, you may find that they also carry discount status for each other.
- Both seniors and children usually qualify for lower-than-standard prices.
- Full-time students, regardless of age, are sometimes eligible for air-fare discounts.
- Discounts are often available for active military personnel, as well as veterans.
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