traveling can become expensive between airfare, hotels, food, and sightseeing. Taking family vacations builds memories that last a lifetime, but, it isn’t always the easiest to travel when you have a tight budget.
You don’t need to leave your state or country to go traveling. Often when people are traveling they are going to a new state or out of the country but, you don’t need to break the bank to travel.
There are many ways you can travel with your family on a small budget. You just have to get a little creative and do your research.
Here are some tips and tricks you can apply when planning your next family vacation.
Travel credit cards and a great way to help save on flights. There are great deals you can find when looking to apply for travel cards. It may get a little overwhelming with which card you should apply for to get the best deal.
Here are some tips on which travels cards are the best:
Tip 1- Get cards that offer 30,000 bonus points or above.
Most cards offer bonus points once you have spent either $1000 or more within the first three months. Which is not hard to achieve.
Simply use your card for gas, groceries, and date night. Most cards when you spend $1 dollar on goods you get one point so, spend $100 dollars on your groceries you will get 100 points.
Tip 2 – Use your travel cards like your debit cards.
Using your travel credit card like your debit card makes it easier to pay off. Once you use your credit card to pay for gas make a payment from your debit card to your credit card to pay off how much you spent on gas.
This way you can justify paying what you would have normally paid with your debit card.
Tip 3 – Do your research
Find the best travel card that will work for you. Start off simple, you don’t need to go for the best cards right at first. Start with something you can manage and then get find better cards and deals as you go.
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House Sitters America
If you have never heard of House Sitters America check it out. This is a great place to help save where you are staying. Instead of looking at pricey hotels House Sitters America is where people offer up their private homes for people who are traveling to stay in.
All you have to do is house sit for them while they are traveling as well. You can filter out what you are looking for such as a family-friendly home, one with no pets and even the location.
Ever wanted to stay at a beach house? With House Sitters America you can find a great beach house that won’t cost you an arm and a leg.
With House Sitters America you fill out an application to get started and pay $30 dollars for an annual membership!
Mind My House
Mind My House is another house sitters website where you can book to stay in others personal homes. Just like with House Sitters America you can add filters to make your traveling experience the best.
Mind My House you trade your time there in someones personal home for watching a dog, cat, fish or whatever animals they have. In Mind My House you can stay in a nice house that is cheaper than staying in a hotel and all you might have to do is feed their fish.
A simple task for a nice cheap place that will easily fall within your budget.
“MY IDEAL TRAVELING COMPANIONS ARE MY FAMILY. -PHARRELL WILLIAMS”
Shop for flights on a Tuesday
Airfare is already expensive enough and finding the best discounts and times on when to book flights is a way to help save some extra bucks. Most U.S. airline release weekly airfare
sales early Tuesday morning until mid-afternoon. Other airfare will match what the weekly sale is so now shoppers will have the most deals to choose from.
Researching the country, or cities beforehand will help save time and money. Upon arrival already knowing what areas to visit that won’t put you over your budget will help with the spur of the moment purchases.
It will be easier to stick to your budget and plan that you have already set up. Always do your research on locations, airfare, where to stay and what activities to do before you arrive so that you can get the most out of your vacation while staying within your budget.
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The expenses to travel are reasons why a lot of people don’t travel. Being able to travel especially on a budget is a great way to make memories and see other cultures! With these tips, you can travel to places on your bucket list CHEAP!
If you have any other ideas I would love to hear about them! Let me know in the comments below!