Smart Traveling

Planning a vacation? Here are a few simple steps to insure a safe and budget friendly vacation.

First you need to decide which type of vacation is right for you. Is it taking a cruise, going to an all inclusive resort, camping, staying in a hotel or taking a one day trip?

For Nature & Wildlife lovers you may want to consider going camping. If sleeping in a tent is not exactly for you. That is OK because campgrounds are no longer just for tents and campers. Most have cabins and/or cottages for extremely reasonable rates. So don’t let that steer you away from campgrounds. In addition to that you can find lots of family activities for great prices. Or maybe an All-Inclusive Resort is more up your alley. With this type of vacation all major cost such as meals, lodging, transportation, & activities will be covered in one price. If you’re going with a group of people you should think about renting a vacation home. You can split the cost and still have a bedroom of your own. Another added advantage to this is that you will have a kitchen to cook in so you won’t be forced to eat out for every meal.

Once you decide on the type of vacation you will then need to decide on the type of transportation. If you plan on flying remember being flexible and scheduling your trip in the middle of the week could alone save you hundreds of dollars. You may also want to check for airports that may be a little further out. For even more savings you should skip the cabs and check for free shuttles to and from the airport. If free shuttles are not available then consider using public transportation. Now if you decide to drive to your destination you are going to want to make sure your vehicle is safe and fuel friendly by giving your car a quick check up paying special attention to the oil and having the appropriate amount of air in the tires.