Traveling on a Budget? Try These Money-Saving Vacation IdeasWritten by Jerry Windley-Daoust
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5. Sleep under stars Hoping to vacation in Hawaii or U.S. Virgin Islands? Rather than spending a fortune on hotels or resorts, why not slash cost of your accommodations by camping on beach? Both destinations have parks that offer beachside camping for about $20 per night. Camping is an affordable alternative at virtually any destination, in fact. And camping doesn’t necessarily mean “roughing it.” Modern camping equipment can keep you as warm and comfortable as if you were sleeping at home (decent sleeping bags and sleeping pads are a must), and many campgrounds offer conveniences such as showers and running water. Some even rent basic but comfortable cabins.
6. Travel in off season It may be obvious to seasoned travelers, but those with less experience may not be aware of how affordable it can be to vacation in “off season”—basically, any time other than when most people travel to your destination. Certain destinations’ accommodation and airfare prices may be slashed by 30 percent or more during off-season compared to peak travel season.
7. Consider your airline alternatives When booking airfare online, don’t overlook discount and international airlines—some are not listed on big travel portal websites, even though they might have a lower fare to your destination. Also be sure to compare rates for alternate airports within a reasonable traveling distance. You might live half an hour from a major airport, but smaller airport a couple hours away might have substantially lower fares. Check for alternate airports near your destination, too. Finally, be flexible about your arrival and departure dates; major travel portals all have options to search for cheapest flights within a range of dates. Any one of these alternatives could potentially save you hundreds of dollars.
Jerry Windley-Daoust profiles cheap honeymoon ideas at Creative Honeymoon Ideas, a website featuring off-the-beaten-track honeymoon ideas.
Tips to Help Make Your Disney Vacation PerfectWritten by Heather Wallace
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Getting Something to Eat at Park
If you are planning to skip food stands in favor of restaurants, then Priority Seating is a must. It is, in most cases, free and involves no commitment. Priority Seating does not mean that you have reserved a table. It is basically just restaurant version of Fastpass i.e. you get to avoid lines.
Purchase majority of your Disney goodies at World of Disney Store in Downtown Disney Marketplace. That way you will be able to use your annual pass or Amex to get a discount.
It is highly recommended that you purchase your tickets in advance. That way when you get to park won't have to wait in line. If you wait to buy your tickets at park then you are in for a very long wait. Buying tickets in advance allows you to head straight into park upon arrival. Another bonus is fact that you can easily find tickets discounted below gate prices.
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