Tips for Summer Travel
by Melanie Breeze
The summer is right around the 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 the make the 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 the car rental insurance policy.
The following is a list of tips and tricks to make your summer
vacation the best ever.
1.Get a good deal on a hotel. Unless you are staying with
friends or family, you will probably be in the 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 the way. Planning
ahead will help ensure that you have enough money to cover
all of your activities. Dont forget to factor in souvenirs
3.Keep the kids entertained! Traveling with young ones can
be a challenge. You want to have plenty of activities and
toys to keep them occupied. Try looking at CouponChief.com
for some great coupons for toys and travel gear. Dont
forget books and magazines as well. The trip will go faster,
and you wont have to field as many are we there
4.Dont forget the tunes. Stock up on your families favorite
CDs and tapes. Include a few titles for each family member
to help keep the peace. Try a discount music store, or look
for a coupon on an e-coupon site.
5.Be easy on the gas pedal. If you are driving, you may be
concerned about the high gas prices. You can save a significant
amount of your gas budget by planning ahead. Make sure that
your tires are properly inflated, and that your car is in
good working order. Staying at a constant speed will also
help you save on your gas bill.
About the Author
Melanie Breeze, avid online shopper and user of CouponChief,
is always shopping around for the best deals. You can find
free coupons available around the web at CouponChief, all
in one location. Always find an online coupon 1st before making
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