A vacation is an opportunity to escape reality and enjoy downtime, but it isn’t without costs.
The more you save, the more cash you have for the experience. Here are five ways to save money after booking.
Skip meals at the airport
Airlines and airport vendors often charge more for food because passengers don’t have any other choice. If you want to save on your trip, bring your own food.
Don’t eat out every day
If your hotel room has a small kitchenette, prepare some of your meals in the room to save money and avoid a common travel expense.
Avoid a foreign transaction fee
Traveling abroad with a credit card can be safer and more convenient. You don’t have to deal with currency exchange or fear losing your cash. But if you bring the wrong credit card, you could get hit with foreign transaction fees.
Search for local discounts
Before paying full price for restaurants, entertainment and other activities, check local deal sites in search of discounts. You might find a multi-day tour pass for discounts on admission to museums and other attractions.
Purchase a hop-on, hop-off tour
To explore your destination on the cheap, purchase a hop-on-hop-off tour, if available.