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How to Save Money on Vacation

Monday, 03 Jan 2011 03:45 PM

There are plenty of vacation ideas to help you keep your vacation budget under control including:

1. Road travel - Firstly, if you are traveling by road, make sure that you have a full tank of gas. This will help you save money on gas along the way. If you need to stop for gas, do not buy other items too.

2. Cheap package vacations - Instead of going on a luxurious tour, you can opt for cheap package vacations. This will help you save money. Staying in a hotel is another point of concern. All you need to do is to research a bit and you should be able to find inexpensive hotels.

3. House swapping - Being pampered in a hotel is nice, but to save on costs, you can choose a destination where your friends and relatives reside. This way, you save on the cost of lodging and food. You can also stay at hostels or campsites to save money. These days, house swapping is quite common. You can swap your house with friends or strangers.

4. Food - Another expense in the vacation budget that needs tackling is food. Usually, when you are on a vacation, you have to buy food and snacks from fast food restaurants. This can wind up costing you a lot of money. If you are going on a short trip or for a couple of days, take food and snacks along with you. This will cut your vacation expenses a lot. If you are staying in a hotel, they generally offer free breakfast. Make use of this opportunity and have a heavy breakfast.

5. Theme parks- Last but not the least, you might have to shell out a lot of money for the admission prices. In this case, you need to plan ahead and choose those theme parks and historical sites where the admission is free. You could also get discounts on the tickets to certain attractions as part of your travel package.

If you keep the above points and vacation ideas in mind, you will enjoy your travel while saving on the expenses.

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