The harsh winter has many people booking Spring Break getaways and planning summer vacations. Before you start packing your swimsuit, you better start looking for those cheap travel deals. It’s best to start watching flight costs as soon as you know where you’d like to go. Get signed up for alerts through travel sites that let you know when costs go up or down. Sometimes you can get the best prices on Tuesday and Wednesday, so keep checking around. Be flexible with the dates you can fly out - sometimes you can find a cheap flight by flying out midweek.
If you’re not an air travel kind of person and you like to keep your feet closer to the ground you can catch a train or pack up your automobile for that cross country journey. You can still find deals on tickets, rental cars, and hotels. If you map out your path you may find some interesting touristy attractions and buy admission or tickets online and save money by buying them in advance.
Credit cards with rewards can be very beneficial if you’ve been saving up your cashback, points, or airline miles. Check to see if you can find other travel deals that are offered through your cards like promotions going on through travel websites on hotels or flights. There are some cards that offer travel delay insurance, lost or damaged luggage insurance, or even roadside assistance.
If you’re not comfortable planning out your own vacation it may be best to consult a travel agent. They can give you insight or fresh ideas that you never thought of before, especially if you’re traveling abroad. Ask your friends or do some investigating to find the right agent for you.
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