Learn how to find the best travel deals! Via Shutterstock.
If you’re looking for some late travel deals on the internet then there are two key things to remember: research and flexibility. Let’s take a look at how these factors could help you save money on your holiday this year.
Firstly, take a look at the deals that various holiday operators are offering to a destination of your choice. This should give you a good ball park figure of the average holiday price. Then check the cost of flights to your destination on offer by various tour operators, in addition to the price of various hotels. You may find that it’s actually cheaper for you to book a hotel and flight separately than if you booked it as a package. Many airline companies and hotels offer internet deals, so it is well worth your while to check – putting in a couple of hours searching for the best late deals should ensure that you grab yourself a travel bargain. (more…)
What’s the perfect gift? An experience they’ll never forget! Via Shutterstock.
Finding the right kind of experience gifts for the people who mean most to you in life is an incredibly rewarding experience both for them and for you – as long as you pick out the right gift of course.
Experience gifts are so much more fun than run-of-the-mill gifts and if you pick the right one – it’s a day that someone will never forget as long as they live. Better still, you can choose gifts carefully that let you share the experience with that special someone – as long as that feels the right thing to do.
The only problem here is that such gifts tend to be expensive. But not always. There are ways you can find some great experience based gifts at a fraction of the normal price. And here’s how it’s done… (more…)
Learn how to save on your next vacation! Via Shutterstock
The Caribbean is one of the world’s most desired holiday destinations thanks to the pristine beaches, high temperatures and lush tropical scenery. If you’re considering a vacation on one of the islands but are worried about expense then these methods should help to make the most of your holiday money.
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Why winter break should be a mixture of work and play. Via Shutterstock.
The great part of winter break is that you have tons of free time. You should use this time to enjoy the holidays and visit friends and family, but you can also take advantage of this break to make your time back at school less stressful. By mixing equal parts work and fun, you can make the most of winter break without feeling like you missed out..and without breaking the bank.
Here are five tips to have an exciting and budget-friendly winter break.
I didn’t take my first airplane ride until I was a sophomore in high school, but that doesn’t mean I didn’t travel. During the summer or holiday season, we’d pack up the minivan with games, snacks and books and hit the road – these trips are some of my greatest memories. According to the US Travel Association, about 80 percent of Americans journey by car, so make this season’s holiday travel a cheap road trip.
5 ways to save money on road trips
How to save to travel Europe!
I lived at home during college to avoid college debt and to save money for my true passion – traveling. I didn’t study abroad during college because it was too expensive and would have delayed graduation. Even though I made the more money conscious decision, this is one of my biggest regrets. Now I’m trying to earn more money and save it for a trip to Europe this summer. I’ve already got $2,000 stashed and I need to save an extra $850 per month.
How can I save extra money for my Europe trip? (more…)
Ever eaten at a Vegas buffet? One reader, known as The Unethical Man, is a Vegas regular and in addition to his tricks for a cheap Vegas vacation, he ate $100 worth of buffet meals FOR FREE. Here is his story:
It’s been awhile since I’ve had anything significant to share with you, but I just scored an awesome deal during my latest trek out to Las Vegas, and I think you’ll want to know about it. It’s called the Buffet of Buffets pass by Caesar’s Total Rewards program. This is a $49.99 value if purchased Sun-Thurs or $52.99 if purchased Fri-Sat. This deal gives you a 24hr pass to all the buffets at six Total Rewards casino properties in Las Vegas: Rio, Planet Hollywood, Flamingo, Harrah’s, Paris and The Quad. For an extra $10, you can also gain entry to the Village Seafood buffet at the Rio. And if you want access to the Bacchanel buffet at Caesar’s Palace, you will also need to pay a little extra for the upgraded pass.
Put your miles to good use before they expire! /via Shutterstock
As a frugal travel shopper, I often buy airline tickets that are the best deal at the time, and am not loyal to a particular airline. Every so often I get a notice that some frequent flyer miles I’ve accumulated are about to expire, but I have nowhere near enough of them on a particular airline to get a free flight.
Though I was able to find a number of ideas I hadn’t known about, the value-per-mile is frequently low. However, if the miles are really about to expire and would bring you zero value and just go to waste, then check out your other options.
Here are five things to do with frequent flyer miles (other than fly)!
Going on vacation soon? Via Shutterstock
Vacation is a time to get away and relax. The shopping and extravagant spending can be fun, but once you get home you might hit yourself for it. Enjoy your vacation by being conscious about your money - but how DO you save money on vacation?
Don’t Travel with Toiletries
Saving money in the great outdoors: It’s a breath of fresh air! /Via Shutterstock
Camping is a frugal vacation, cheaper than spending money on hotels and eating in restaurants, certainly. But if you’re not careful, camping comes with hefty start-up costs to sleep comfortably in the great outdoors and protect yourself from the elements.
Whether you’ve never gone camping or you’re a seasoned pro at sleeping in the woods, here are 20 ideas to save money on camping this season. (more…)