Planning Your Next Weekend GetawayWritten by Melanie Breeze
Are you working too much? If you are stressed out and in need of some rest and relaxation, consider a weekend getaway. A two day trip to somewhere close can be a great way to recoup and connect with your spouse or loved ones. If you are on a budget, have no fear, with a little bit of planning you can get away for much less than you think.
One of most expensive parts of any trip is hotel room. A good hotel will cost you hundreds a night, while a good motel will run you around $60 a night. For best deal, try using a website like priceline.com. You can get some really great deals, which can make your trip more affordable. My last weekend getaway, we stayed in a 4 star hotel for under $50 dollars a night! What a great deal! You can also name your own price for a car rental or airline trip, so you can go almost anywhere your heart desires.
Once you have room, you need to get travel gear. You will need luggage, and of course a few new outfits. My favorite site for travel gear is couponchief.com. They are free to use and give you coupon codes for a huge assortment of websites. I was able to save almost 50% on my new luggage set, and got a few new outfits for a cheap price. A weekend trip away wonít require a lot of luggage; one or two small inexpensive pieces should do just fine. It took only minutes to find items I wanted, and they even had it shipped free to my doorstep.
Tips for Summer TravelWritten by Melanie Breeze
The summer is right around corner, and thousands of Americans are planning vacations and trips. Traveling on a budget can be tricky, but it is not impossible. The key is to plan ahead, and try to make most out of what you have. Contact your credit card company beforehand to find out what kind of deals they have to offer. Many have rebate programs for travel expenses. If you are using a rental car, find out if your insurance covers you in case of an accident. You can save quite a bit by forgoing car rental insurance policy.
The following is a list of tips and tricks to make your summer vacation best ever.
1.Get a good deal on a hotel. Unless you are staying with friends or family, you will probably be in market for a good hotel room. Normally, you can spend your entire budget on hotels and motels. I suggest trying a site like priceline.com. You can name your own price, and get some really great deals on rooms and car rentals.
2.Plan your trip out beforehand. Spend some time mapping out your trip, highlighting areas that you plan to visit. There will most likely be a few pit stops along way. Planning ahead will help ensure that you have enough money to cover all of your activities. Donít forget to factor in souvenirs and snacks.