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A Trip In Time Saves Cash


A Trip In Time Saves Cash! It’s always nice to save a bit of cash, particularly when traveling. Flying is a very convenient mode of transportation due to speed, but it can also be quite expensive. If you’re flying for your vacation, there are ways to reduce expenses. Here are a few tricks to keep in mind.

First of all, if you can, fly during the off season. Tickets are more expensive when there is a greater demand; for example, the Thanksgiving and Christmas seasons, with a minor lull between them, most of the summer, and the approximate periods of spring break. Between these peak times – that is, fall, the post-New Year’s winter, and most of spring – the tickets tend to be cheaper. These times also tend to have less crowded flights, and fewer tourists at whatever your destination may be. Read more »

Get Packing – Travel Tips

Travel BuffHow you pack for a trip is very important to your experience on your travels. However, there are a lot of variables, so if you’re wondering what you need to pack, here are a few things to take into consideration.

How long is your trip?

This is the first thing to consider. Pack enough to last. If it’s longer than a week, consider finding a laundromat so you can pack fewer clothes.

How are you traveling?

If you’re traveling by bus, you won’t have much room for luggage. Plane travel allows for significantly more baggage, and travel in your own vehicle lets you bring as much as you need or will fit.

Where are you going?

What’s the climate like? Is it warm, cold, sandy, wet, or dry? Make sure you have coats, umbrellas, lotion, or sandals as wherever you’re going requires.

How much down time will you have?

For any type of travel that you’re not driving, it’s good to have something to do. Or if you anticipate times after you’ve reached your destination during which you won’t be particularly busy, have something to keep you entertained. Books, games, whatever that may be.

What is the intent of the trip?

Consider what you plan on doing and pack respectively. If you are going on a business trip, pack appropriate clothes. Going to the beach? Pack beach towels and so forth. If there may be a formal occasion, pack something nice that travels well.

Where will you be staying?

Are you staying at a hotel or with friends? Is there anything one may provide that the other wouldn’t? Stick it in your bag.

After considering these questions, make a list of what you need and check it off as you put things away so you don’t forget anything. With a bit of preparation, your trip will be much more relaxed.