Travel: Being Budget-Savvy
Family vacations don’t have to cost a pretty penny. Instead, consider these tips:
>> Keep a local frame of mind
No matter where you travel, keep a local frame of mind! You’ll get the most real travel experiences while saving money. Also, avoid traveling in tour groups.
>> Ditch the book
Guidebooks are helpful when planning your trip, but once the places you’d want to eat and stay at are in print, prices rise and tourists are abundant.
>> Ixnay your reservations
Advanced reservations limit your ability to travel spontaneously, plus they are often not the local-flavor places you may be looking for.
>> Follow the locals
When out and about, see where the locals are congregating. They’ll know where the best stuff is!
>> Travel slowly
Try to refrain from traveling across large areas in a short amount of time. Public transportation or hiking can take you to places you never would have found with a guidebook.
>> Get your groceries
Shopping at a local market can save you money, and let you enjoy what your vacation destination has to offer.