How to save on travel this holiday season

Keep your holiday cheer with some of these basic travel hacks.



This holiday season, don't let your travel costs put a damper on your festive mood. Use these tips to save on your travel expenses and enjoy your holidays to the fullest.

1. Plan and be flexible with your dates.

One of the best ways to save on travel is to plan your trip. By doing some research and booking your flights and accommodation early, you can often get better deals. Also, be flexible with your travel dates. For example, flying mid-week can often be cheaper than flying on weekends.

2. Travel during the off-season.

Another great way to save on travel is to travel during the off-season. This is when the demand for travel is lower, so you can often get cheaper flights and accommodation rates. Just be sure to check the weather in your destination before you go, as off-season travel can sometimes mean traveling in less-than-ideal conditions. For example, if you want to go to Disney World in Orlando, Florida you will not only spend more money on the tickets, but will wait in long lines, but the week after a major U.S. Holiday, like Thanksgiving, tickets are cheaper and the crowds are much smaller.

3. Avoid tourist traps.

One of the biggest travel expenses is often tourist traps. These are places that are popular with tourists, but that can often be overpriced and not worth your time. To avoid wasting money on these, do some research before you go and find out which places are worth visiting and which ones you can skip.

4. Find free or cheap things to do.

There are often plenty of free or cheap things to do in any destination if you know where to look. For example, many museums offer free or reduced admission on certain days, or you can find walking tours that are offered for free. Doing some research in advance can help you find all the best things to do on a budget.

5. Don’t forget about transportation costs.

When you’re planning your budget for a trip, don’t forget to factor in transportation costs. If you’re driving to your destination, make sure to factor in things like gas, tolls, and parking. And if you’re taking public transportation, be sure to check the fares in advance so you know how much to budget.

By following these tips, you can save on travel this holiday season and enjoy your trip without breaking the bank.