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How to Save Money and Have Fun Traveling

How to Save Money and Have Fun Traveling

It can sometimes seem impossible to take a vacation and stay within a budget at the same time. While this can be difficult, there are many ways to go about doing it. Some of these methods are common sense, while others are often overlooked by the general public.

If you like many others have your heart set on taking a vacation, but you do not have a lot of money to do it, you should take a look at the tips listed below to see if any of them apply to you and your situation.  For example, you can save money on hotels in Amsterdam by doing some searches online for discounts. Here is how to save money and have fun traveling.


1. The time you book a vacation matters

This may surprise most people. If you decide to book your vacation on one of the many travel websites that are online, the time and day of the week that you choose to make your booking will often come into play. While this is not the case for all travel websites, this can drastically impact the price on some of them.

Therefore, you should test out different websites by attempting to make a booking at different times of the week. See if the price varies by a large amount. You will be able to save money by doing this.

2. Have some flexibility when making your travel schedule

In the travel business, the price you pay for a plane ticket will usually depend on the day you plan on departing. If you depart on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday, this will be more expensive than the rest of the week. This also applies to when you are returning home.

Therefore, you should take special care to arrange your travel schedule so that all of your flights are on days that have lower prices. If you schedule your flights far enough in advance, this should not be a problem for you.

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3. Frequent flyer miles

If you fly, you will accumulate frequent flyer miles. However, in order to do this, you will need to be signed up to a frequent flyer program with a specific airline. After you have been flying for a while, you will be able to redeem your frequent flyer miles for discounts on future tickets. All of the airlines have different rules regarding their frequent flyer programs. You should check with each airline to see which one has the most favorable conditions.

4. Unlimited travel passes

There are rail, train and subway companies which offer unlimited travel passes over periods of two and three days. If you have a lot of traveling to do in a very limited amount of time, the price of one of these unlimited travel passes could be worth it. You should take some time and add up the price of buying separate tickets for each part of your journey. Then you will need to compare this price to the cost of the unlimited travel passes for you and all of the people you are traveling with.

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5. Travel to places with favorable exchange rates

If money is a concern for you, the exchange rate of the country you are visiting should factor into your decision about where to go. You can save a lot by going to a country where you get more for your money.  

Have you started planning a getaway summer vacation or will it be a staycation this year?

Disclosure: I received compensation to post this article which was contributed by Fiona Moriarty of Hipmunk, the most comprehensive travel search website allowing you to find the best deals on anything from flights and hotels to train rides and Homeaway rentals.

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When it’s Time to Travel ~ Don’t Be Overweight at the Gate


Don’t be overweight at the gate!

Hello friends, I hope all is well in your world.  Have you made summer vacation plans?  Will you be flying to your vacation destination?  Now that almost all majors airlines are charging a fee for checked baggage, you have to be extra careful with just how much you do pack. 

Checking a bag will cost you as little as $25.00 but if it’s overweight it can increase in costs for as much $50 or more which can really bite into your budget. 

Eat Smart Luggage Scale

Thanks to Eat Smart, I had an opportunity to try out the Precision Voyager Digital Luggage Scale to ensure that our bags are not overweight at the gate next month. The Precision Voyager Digital Luggage Scale has a secure buckle and strap that adjusts to fit all sized luggage handles.  It’s easy to set and use and the measurements are made in lbs or you can change to kgs.  A CR2032-3 volt battery is included and the display is easy to read and the scale is easy to use:

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Secure clip buckle around luggage handle

Grab the scale with two hands to lift the luggage

Wait for the beep

Read the display

Check to order your own Eat Smart Precision Voyager Digital Luggage Scale today so when it’s time to travel you won’t be overweight at the gate.

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 I hope your day is as beautiful as you are.

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On The Road Again

Hello Friends and Happy Saturday!

I’m on the road again, this time heading to our Nation’s Capital for a BLMGirls DMV Blogger Meet Up.

I am super excited and can’t wait to get there!

If you too are traveling, be safe and we’ll chat next week!

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