5 Smart Ways to Save On Your Vacation This Year

5 Smart Ways to Save On Your Vacation This Year

The cold weather is finally moving out, and you’re ready for a vacation. Who isn’t?

So you’ve started researching the top vacation spots or the newest hotels at your favorite beach. This year’s vacation will be a good one—you just know it! But how do you make sure you get the most bang for your hard-earned buck during the trip?

We recently reached out to Allie, a popular travel blogger, who offered useful tips on the best way to find deals on vacation fun!

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How to Budget for a Spa Day

How to Budget for a Spa Day

You work hard for the money. Somehow, on top of your 9-to-5 job, you manage to keep your family running. So is it any wonder you could use a spa day every now and then?

The hard part’s fitting it into an already jam-packed budget.

Well, you’re in for a treat! We’ve got three easy ways to help you carve out room in your monthly budget for a day of relaxation—without the guilt.

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Going on Vacation? Don’t Forget About These 9 Hidden Costs

Going on Vacation? Don’t Forget About These 9 Hidden Costs

When it’s vacation time, there are three big expenses to think about: airfare (if you’re flying), hotels and food. There are, however, some smaller costs that may slip under your radar. These small costs could turn into big chunks of your vacation budget! We’re giving you the heads-up on those so you can plan for them then focus on what’s really important: enjoying your trip!

Here are nine hidden expenses to consider when going on vacation.

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4 Budget Tweaks to Upgrade Your Vacation

4 Budget Tweaks to Upgrade Your Vacation

There’s only one thing better than going on vacation—getting an upgrade on that vacation!

Who wouldn’t want a nicer hotel room or unexpected boat ride to go along with that beach getaway? Those upgrades are possible, even when you are only weeks away from departure. You just need to carefully plan how you spend your vacation money.

If you think you’ve maxed out your vacation budget, look again. Before you head out, check out these four tweaks for upgrading your getaway.

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How to Travel Cheap: Save $1,000 (Or More!) on Your Summer Vacation

How to Travel Cheap: Save $1,000 (Or More!) on Your Summer Vacation

Summertime brings visions of driving with the windows down. Chasing fireflies as evening falls. Roasting s’mores over the firepit. Sweating in the supreme heat and smacking mosquitos until your hand goes numb.

Okay. So summer isn’t all perfection. Even the iconic summer vacation can leave people feeling numb from the weight of debt. Maybe the majority of Americans vacay that way, but not you. You can see beyond this one getaway into the bigger picture of your full financial future. So come home memory-filled and debt-free.

Here’s how you can travel cheap and save $1,000 (or more!) on your summer vacation.  

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