So we are right here in the middle of Summer which happens to be my favorite time of the year! There are a lot of holidays within the last 6 months of the year, so you know what that means. There’s going to be a lot of traveling! So whether you are traveling to be with friends, family or just simply celebrating a birthday (as I will be in December) you'll want to save as much as you cab by staying on budget. A lot of you know me to take some of the most lavish trips throughout the year, so below I’ll tell you some of my travel tips that have saved me some money along the way.
Be Flexible: This is the most important concept when it comes to traveling. The more flexible you are, the cheaper the cost. So that means consider traveling during the weekdays versus traveling on the weekends. Not only are flights more costly on the weekends, but wherever you choose to stay may be also. Also be flexible in the airports you choose to fly out of and into. I used to live in Richmond, VA and the flight prices are not the best, especially if you are flying internationally. However, it is a fairly decent airport to fly out of if you flying domestically to places like Florida. I normally fly out of Dulles airport or BWI, because the difference in flight prices is worth the drive even taking into consideration the $25 in gas round trip.
Airport Parking or Nah? Ummm Imma go with nah! When you decide to travel to another destination to take your flight you have to consider where you’re going to park your car. I can tell you that parking at the airport is not the answer, because it is super expensive for no reason. I normally make a parking reservation at an offsite secure parking lot and take the shuttle to and from the airport. Click the link here to make your reservation.
Timing is Everything: Well the same holds true for traveling. Timing is everything when you want to take a thrifty trip. I know you hear people always talking about peak season, low season, high season etc., but here’s how I’m going to kick it to you for purposes of this blog. Basically if it gets cold in the U.S. between the months of December and March expect travel destinations that are generally hot like Mexico to cost more for those months. I went to Mexico in June 2015 it was blazing hot like 95 degrees, but guess what? My trip was thrifty. It cost me like $600 all-inclusive and I booked it just a week and half in advance. That’s what I’m talking about when I say be flexible, timing is everything, and favor ain’t fair!