How To Travel On A College Budget
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Where Are You Going?
First things first, where are you going? When planning a vacation try and visit during the off-season. Mexico (Cancun) is still a nice place to visit in the winter and it will be less crowded. Also, cruises are less expensive in the winter time, so a trip to the Dominican Republic will be worthwhile.
How Will You Get There?
Since we have a place picked out let’s see how we’re going to get there. When picking a flight the earlier you get your flight the better. Keep checking fares regularly. I’ve recently discovered that purchasing your flight on a Thursday has its perks.
If you’re going on a cruise you can always take the bus to where your cruise is docking. Taking the bus is always cheaper. It may take longer to get there, but hey we’re trying to save money. Driving, of course, is always an option, but by the time you rent a car and pay for gas you could’ve just flown. Depending on how far you’re driving. Pay attention to the gas rates in your hometown and where you’re traveling to. Driving may be cheaper if you are traveling as a group. Gas can be split.
Where Will You Stay?
Speaking of traveling within a group, that brings me to my next tip, housing. We’ve all wasted money on expensive hotels that all we’ve done is sleep in because we’re out partying. Try to find condos or a house for rent when vacationing. It can be cheaper and at least you’ll have a kitchen to cook in versus having to buy food every day, which will allow you to save even more money.
What Will You Pack?
The last little tips I have are to pack everything you need, so you don’t have to buy when you get there. I know you’re going to have to spend money on attractions and other things you want to do, but maybe pick out the top three things you want to do instead of trying to do all 50. Budget how much things are and buy tickets in advance because sometimes day of purchases can be a bit more expensive. Also, if taking a cruise purchase a package deal that allows you to dine and board, so you don’t have to purchase separately. And travel in groups. Groups always receive discounts. I think we’ve covered everything, so now it’s time to enjoy your vacation.
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My name is Miranda Brown. I am a proud Alumna of Tennessee State University class of 2016. I am from Franklin, TN a small town right outside of Nashville. I am very much so an introvert, but I do tend to sometimes come out of my shell as I'm known as the extra-dramatic friend. I love writing and blogging even more. My favorite quote is, "reality is wrong. dreams are real" - Tupac. I'm all about being positive and spreading good vibes.