These days, just getting from here to there can suck most of the money out of your wallet (not to mention the fun out of your getaway). Follow these super-savvy tips, and stash some cash to splurge once the vacation really starts. (more…)
Saving money as you travel is super important for making the very most of your travels – and making your trip last as long as possible.
Learning to be thrifty and how to cut corners on your spending, could end up making all the difference between an extra few weeks in paradise, or an early return to your desk, and is a bit of a skill in itself.
STA Travel has been around for a while now – nearly 35 years in fact – so we’ve learned a few tricks when it comes to low cost travel, and we’re willing to share our best tips for saving money while travelling with you; because we’re nice like that. (more…)
Beware of the conventional ‘wisdom’
It seems like we hear the same tips to save money on travel over and over (after all, we’re keeping an eye out!).
But what’s worth following — and what should we ignore? Time magazine put together its own list, with a twist: These money-saving tips go against conventional travel wisdom. Just in case you don’t have a chance to pop over and read them in full, we’ve summarized them on the following slides. (more…)
Travelers hear about it and see it every day: gas prices are up, the dollar is weak and travel is getting more expensive by the minute. As the cost of jet fuel rises and air carriers charge extra for everything from baggage to aisle seats, travelers on a budget may wonder if they can even afford a vacation.
Here are some of our favorite travel tips for keeping you on the road this summer while still keeping your budget intact.
Be a Local Tourist
Why is it that we never consider being a tourist in our own backyard? Why wait for company to visit to explore our own cities?
These days, the mighty dollar isn’t so mighty, causing most Americans to look for vacation inspiration closer to home. Now there’s even more reason to visit your local landmarks this summer. Consider a visit to a nearby historic site, or a local amusement park. (more…)
1. Be flexible. Whether it’s regarding the dates you’re traveling or the cities you’re going to, flexibility is a great way to take advantage of the best travel deals available. “Let the deal be your inspiration. You’re going to get a lot more mileage out of your dollar if you’re flexible,” says Angela Lyda, senior editor at Travel-Ticker.com. “Say you want to go to Hawaii, but there’s a great deal to Mexico or the Caribbean. The flight is half the time and probably half the cost; you’ll still get that beach destination, but you’ll save time and money. If you can be flexible, you’ll get a lot more for your buck.” (more…)