10 Useful tips to save money when traveling.

Budgeting can be very difficult especially when you are going to travel, whether you are going to travel alone, with your family or with your couple.

Money is a very important factor we have to consider when traveling:  Having a fun and quality time is everyone’s goal but doing so without over spending can sometimes be a challenge.

Here are 10 useful tips to save money while traveling:

1. Be flexible.
For example, if you want to travel to a luxurious beach, but there is a great deal to travel to Mexico or the Caribbean consider other beach destinations; you still get a beach destination and probably you are saving half of your money. Always look out for great deals at the right time.

Alternatively, you can use flexible dates. Sometimes being flexible on your dates can definitely save you some money.

2. Plan your next travel vacation from 1-2 months in advance.
That way you can check and even get great deals at hotels and air fares.

3. Use social networks.
Social networks and the Internet are your best friends for getting great deals you don’t have to search a lot, you just find them. Social Media has plenty of bargains. Take advantage of it.

4. Buy package deals.
Most of the time, hotels and restaurants are offering you a variety of family packages.  This way you can get delicious food and enjoy plenty of time with the ones you love at reasonable prices.

5. Stay at cheap family hotels.
Many hotels may have everything you are looking for. For example, a room that makes your family fit in, perks you might need at your hotel room, breakfasts and lunches included and even you can find many entertainment areas. All in one, saving even more money.

6. Sign up for discount websites.
You may already receive emails from some discount websites, but don’t wait too much. Go and sign yourself up to coupon sites, they might be useful and money saver. Or, register to those travel sites that you use the most. Most of those websites send discount codes through email.

7. Reduce or eliminate your car usage.
Avoid terrific traffic! You can enjoy your travel destination using tourist ride services, try to use a bicycle and have fun, or go for a walk with your family. That way you enjoy and don’t miss any single part of the place you are visiting.

8. Always keep in mind the extra fees and exchange rates.
Keep in mind you have a tight budget, always be aware of these two important things to properly consider what you are going to spend.

9. Eat out less.
Restaurants tend to be expensive everywhere you go, so learn to cook with your family and have quality time with them. Or get snacks or sandwich ingredients to avoid eating out all the time.

10. Find free entertainment.
Ask around and see which bars and clubs have free music or comedy performances, or find out about free local museums, galleries and other attractions.


“The shoulder season”: Fall the perfect time to Book your next vacation.

Looking for great deals, fewer crowds, and perfect weather that starts to cool down?

The travel experts call “Shoulder Season” between the peak season and the rainy or cold weather of low season; this period between high and low season is when prices drop.
This makes Shoulder Season, the perfect time for many travelers.

Fall it’s just the right time to get the opportunity to avoid and even beat the big crowds, enjoy the colorful and beautiful weather, greater availability of hotel rooms, restaurant reservations and of course save some more money making your parking reservations.
You will also notice a nicer and warmer welcome everywhere you go.

It can be difficult to make reservations during July & August vacation season.
A general rule for picking a Shoulder Season is to avoid school holidays and the “obvious” times to travel, but to keep as close to high season as you can.
September, October and November are the months where you can start planning on making a reservation well in advance or plan to travel somewhere.

Here are some tips that would help you a lot:

  • The first two weekends of October are the state’s busiest of the year. Book these dates as early as possible. For example, by those dates, resorts, as well as hotels or restaurants tend to offer special discounts or packages.
  • Book mid-week, usually properties that fill up on weekends often have vacancies during the week.
  • Sometimes you may spend the same amount of money you normally would, but it would be worth it because places are not crowded which means you can have a more enjoyable and luxurious trip
  • Making reservations during the Shoulder Season may allow you to visit expensive places that maybe you could not afford on high season.
  • When you make a reservation during this season, you will save some money, which means that you will have more cash to spend, you can eat more, you can attend more places and you can even save for your next trip.

We hope these incentives help you save more money and enjoy even more the beautiful colorful weather given by Mother Nature.