Are you taking a vacation this year?
Here are 10 Tips on How You Can Save Money on Your Next Vacation:
We’re doing this Letterman style with a top 10 countdown.
Number 10. Don’t check your bag. If you don’t want to stow your bag in the overhead compartment, allow them to gate check it for you. It doesn’t cost you a thing!
Number 9. Consult the Staycation Guide to find FREE and budget kid-friendly things to do in over 100 cities.
Number 8. Take advantage of discounted gift cards for restaurants and attractions at Costco.
Number 6. Book a hotel with a fridge in the room or with breakfast included. Skip expensive breakfasts out and try to eat in your room or at the complimentary buffet.
Number 5. Stay with Family or Friends. Just be a good guest. Offer to take them out, do your own dishes, and make sure the sheets are washed when you leave.
Number 4. Drive instead of fly. Download a free audible.com book to save your sanity, load everyone up into the car, and spend significantly less than it would be to fly.
Number 3. Take public transportation or walk at your destination. Try to book your hotel close to local attractions so you can walk or take short bus or metro rides. Most major cities now have good public transport that will cost you significantly less than a rental car.
Number 2. Eat where Kids Eat Free. Do you have kids under the age of 12? Lots of restaurant chains have one night per week where kids can eat free off the kids menu. Do a simple Google search for kids eat free to find them.
And my number 1 Tip on How to Save Money on Your Next Vacation is in this video:
Can’t see the video? Check it out here.
What is your favorite tip to save on a vacation?