Your next vacation is something you don’t mind losing a few
hours a week thinking about. Where should you go, what should you do? Will it
be an entire week or just a long weekend? Will you drive or fly? Can you stay
with friends or get a hotel? So many questions, so much time to think about it.
You can’t wait for your next vacation but before it comes up, you need to make
sure that you save money and give yourself the opportunity to financially have
the vacation you want. Here are some helpful tips to save and have a great
- Look for deals online: Hotels, restaurants,
theme parks and other attractions will offer deals online to try and get you to
sign up with them before you even get to your destination. Why? Because they
know that by the time you get into town you probably already have set plans and
there’s no reason to offer you a deal then.
- Give up one monthly expense: What are you paying
for each month that you don’t need? Even if it’s $10 a month, it can help you
to save money that will be put towards your vacation fund. If you set a goal of
saving $100 a month, that’s an extra $1,200 by this time next year that you can
use for your trip.
- Post questions on social media: Your friends are
traveling experts, or so they want you to believe. Why not allow them to give
you some friendly advice? Post a question or ask for a recommendation on
Facebook. You will be amazed how many people can offer you sound advice on how
to find better deals.
- Join rewards clubs early: Many attractions and
hotels offer reward points and discounts to their members and membership is
free for a lot of them as well. Why not sign up for any membership that’s free
and even if you do not get a discount, you get points towards your next trip?
- Check for offseason times: A lot of popular
travel destinations have off-season’s, usually when people are not visiting.
Everything goes down in price in these tourism-driven towns and you can take
advantage of it if you are patient. For example, visiting Key West in August or
September will be cheaper than in January and February because of visitors from
When it comes to saving for your next vacation, don’t delay just because you want to plan a bit more or are too busy. That trip is coming up and the sooner you save, the more fun you will have.