By Lauren Anderson
on July 6, 2024
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From gaining rewards points to finding deals, there are many ways to live life while traveling without breaking the bank. The following includes 10 ways to save money while you travel:

1. Find a hotel that has loyalty/ rewards points.

You will be amazed at how many points you can earn. When you join a hotel that has reward points, continue to use them. Before you know it, you will have earned enough points to stay a night or so for free at the hotel. 

2. Find a hotel with a kitchenette and /or microwave.

A hotel with a refrigerator, microwave, and a stove will eliminate hundreds of dollars than you will be when eating out. 

3. Sign up for email lists for airplane tickets and other traveling deals.

Many sites that showcase traveling deals, such as Expedia.com, will have mailing lists you can sign up for. 

4. Bundling deals also works for traveling, such as with airplane + hotel + rental car or hotel + airplane.

You will be amazed how you can get these bundle deals for a portion of what you will pay separately.

5. Sometimes BnBs are more cost-effective.

This fact is usually true for longer stays on vacations or business. 

6. You possibly can split the costs with other family members and friends to travel with you.

Sometimes, it is more economically feasible if you and your loved ones will work together to rent a loft or cabin, for instance. 

7. Sometimes renting an apartment/ condo is more affordable.

Just like BnBs, sometimes it's more affordable to rent an apartment or condo for longer stays. 

8. Always check and have coupons ready.

Always be on a lookout to get valuable coupons. Keep in mind the expiration dates as well so you won't be caught off guard thinking you have a discount when you really don't. 

9. Traveling is more affordable during off-season.

As with any product or service, there is supply and demand. Since there is less demand during the off-season, the plane tickets are cheaper. 

10. If you must eat out, strategize.

For one, you can eat out during lunchtime when you usually get better deals. You also can take advantage of this time by buying extra so you can take the leftover with you to eat later. 

Conclusion

Using the steps above will take you on your way on saving a plethora of money that ranges from several hundred to several thousand. It's always a good idea to save money even you are living the good life.

This is not legal or financial advice. Please consult a legal or financial advisor for your specific situation.