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5. Do your homework and shop around. We have found literally hundreds of online travel sites. Use well known ones that are recommended. Read consumer reviews, be patient, and make sure you read all terms and conditions, whether you book online of offline.
6. Join groups such as AAA or AARP. You can also save money by obtaining a frequent flyer credit card and earning points through spending. Just be smart with your credit and donít go overboard.
7. Rent from an owner. Yes, there are options other than staying in a huge chain. Sometimes, best deals and nicest places are from someone who is renting out their vacation home.
8. Travel in off-season. Book early, book late, and name your own price at travel auction sites.
9. Referrals are oldest, and in my opinion, best way to do anything. There are people who will recommend hotels, things to do, places to go, that you would have never found otherwise.
10. Using credit cards can save you money and free up cash for other adventures. There is a right way and a wrong way to use them. A vacation is a necessity, not a luxury.
Also, prepare a budget, get all your necessities ahead of time and shop for them, and have fun while planning your trip. Yes, there are a few things you need to take into account, but if you follow a system of steps, planning will be easy. In addition, be realistic about prices, but donít think you canít get great deals on your vacations to Florida.
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