Here are some basic tips on how to plan for this seven-week summer break. Whether you are staying in or going out, here are some things you can do to make this summer memorable:
1. Pick your place
“There are many ways to get a cheap flight,” according to lifehacker.com.
If you are driving, consider collaborating with friends to save money on gas, according to USNews.com. This will also help lighten the responsibility for the driver.
2. Look for lodging
Try finding a home or room rental.
“If you’re staying somewhere for several nights, consider renting a room, home or apartment from popular services Airbnb or HomeAway,” according to USNews.com. “In addition to getting to experience the local scene, you’ll likely have kitchen access, which can help cut travel costs.”
Also consider using Hipmunk, Expedia and Orbitz to get a good deal online, according to USNews.com.
3. Save to have fun
Try eating in more than out, according to USNews.com.
Using public transportation will end up saving you more money than using an uber or taxi. Look for free sites and entertainment. Look for public and community events for free, according to USNews.com.
“Most city and town governments update their website with the local event calendars and activity guides,” according to USNews.com. “Time Out also offers great activity and event recommendations for over 50 cities worldwide.
4. Plan as much as you can in advance
“This is a no brainer, but you want to keep in mind at all times how much booking ahead will save you ultimately,” according to stylecaster.com.
Lastly, take advantage of the online resources such as Living Social and Groupon to get great discounts on local venues, according to USNews.com.
Make this summer a memorable one without breaking the bank.