Do you have a big vacation planned for this year? Often, big plans turn to small plans because funding gets in the way.

To enjoy your best trip possible, here are some tips to save money while you travel.

 

Take Advantage of Free Activities

It sounds simple enough, but most people don’t realize how many free activities there are. Most museums and tourist sites offer free admission on certain days. Some cities even offer free walking tours so you can learn more about the history of the city. Do your research and take advantage of these free activities.

 

Rent a Room with a Kitchen

Whether you rent an Airbnb or choose to stay at a hotel, choose a room that offers a kitchen. This will allow you to save money by keeping your leftovers for the next day’s lunch. You can even shop at the local farmer’s market or grocery store and cook your own meals to save even more money.

Happy family with suitcases in the airport

Be Flexible with Your Travel Dates

Use Google Flights or another flight price tracker to determine the days in which flights are the least amount of money. It will show you the cost of flights for every month. If you know what month you want to travel, you can narrow down the days that are the best to travel based on price.

 

Create a Travel Savings Account

Another great option to help save money while traveling is to create a travel savings account. By setting aside money specifically for traveling, you’ll know exactly how much money you have for that trip. This will help you decide when and where to go and create a budget for your trip. Contact Mid-Minnesota Federal Credit Union today to open up a travel savings account.

 

Pack Your Own Snacks

Whether it’s at the airport or during the day, pack your own snacks. This will offer significant savings while you’re traveling; food at the airport can be very expensive. Bring your own snacks and a water bottle to fill once you’re past airport security.

These are only some of the top ways to save money while traveling. As long you are creative with your money, you can save quite a bit and still travel at the same time. For more information on opening up an account for travel, contact us today! We’ll be happy to help you while you save for some amazing adventures!