5 Little-Known Travel Tips That Will Save You Lots Of Money

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travel-money-by-laser2kWhether you’re traveling within the United States or abroad, traveling can be costly — especially if you aren’t used to traveling.

Between the cost of the trip itself, the motel, and don’t forget souvenirs, you can find yourself spending a lot of money. But it doesn’t have to be that way.

Here are 5 tips to save money when traveling:

  • Know your airfare cycles and alternate routes. Just knowing this information ahead of time can save you lot of money when purchasing airline tickets.
  • Rent an apartment or do a house swap instead of staying in a motel or hotel.
  • Don’t use a local tour guide. It’s not legal, but some tour guides get kickbacks from the businesses they suggest to you. The cost can be much higher than even a few doors down.
  • If you want to have souvenirs for your friends and family, either take photos or purchase from locally-owned stores. These stores will have lower prices and their souvenirs will actually be made there — rather than somewhere else as some of the “traditional” souvenir shops do.
  • Don’t use traveler’s checks. Between the fees and exchange rates, if you are overseas it can end up costing you big time.