Tips for Smart Travel
We’re approaching the end of summer break, but there’s still a lot of time to travel. What plans do you have? Here are some tips to save money on your next travel plans.
Do your research
The internet is full of information on every topic you can think of. Once you decide where you would like to vacation, research all about the location. Search for the most affordable place to stay in the area using websites such as Airbnb, Vrbo, HotelsCombined, Expedia, Hotwire, Priceline, etc. If you find a deal on a site you’ve never heard of, Google the site to make sure it’s legit. It’s also smart to stay in an area where you have family and friends and can take advantage of free food and lodging.
Use Student Universe
If you are like me, you may be studying for a degree at a local university. A degree is not all being a student is good for! The website studentuniverse.com provides discounted flight rates to anyone enrolled in a university.
Be careful when searching for trip accommodations (hotels, flights, etc.)! When these websites see that you have been browsing many websites looking to buy a flight, the prices consistently rise because it becomes more likely that you will be purchasing. To help with this, search for your accommodations in incognito mode.
Trips are often expensive, but they do not have to be!
Wherever you land this summer, be safe and have fun.