Are you ready to plan your next amazing trip, but need to stay on a tight budget? There are many ways to travel without breaking the bank. Follow these suggestions from the pros for a memorable trip that won’t leave you penniless.
Often, the biggest travel expenses are lodging and airfare. If you’re traveling with a companion or group, travel by car is almost always cheaper. Splitting gas and parking expenses with traveling companions is always cheaper than paying on your own. When choosing your destination, consider the option of staying with friends or extended family. To ensure that you’re the ideal guest, don’t overstay your welcome. Two nights is generally considered a short but memorable visit. If you’re on an extended trip with several stops, consider traveling with one large and one small suitcase. Taking a smaller suitcase into your host’s home will be much easier and take up less space than a larger one.
If you have been fortunate enough to schedule a stay with friend or family, be sure to arrange a hostess thank you gift prior to leaving on your trip. Take advantage of a Groupon Coupon from Shari’s Berries and pre-arrange a berry bouquet to be delivered on the day after your departure. The recipient will be surprised and delighted. Hope fully it will add to the great experience they had hosting you.
If you’re unable to schedule a visit with family during your trip, consider one of the many online apartment and house sharing websites. These are often cheaper than hotels and tend to be in great downtown locations. You’ll also be able to get great tips from your host on local restaurants and events. Just like arranging a hostess gift for friends and family, be sure to leave a positive review for your apartment sharing host. They’ll count on this for future bookings.
Enjoy your journey, take lots of photos and make many memories. Time to plan your next get away!