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8 Easy Tips for Frugal and Fun Spring Travel

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8 Easy Tips for Frugal and Fun Spring Travel

By Yumi Sakugawa, Intent.com

Are the longer days giving you cabin fever? This year, ditch the staycation and treat yourself to some fabulous spring traveling! You can still enjoy some fun sight-seeing without completely destroying your savings account. Follow these very simple tips to slim down on your travel expenses, and your next dream get-away won’t be a financial nightmare.

1. Always carry a reusable thermos and bring your own drink as much as possible. The two dollars cup of coffee or one dollar bottle of iced tea add up fast over a week. Whether you are using the water boiler in your hotel room to steep your own tea bag or using some fountain water in a clean bottle, bringing your own hot tea, coffee, water or juice will save you a lot of money.

2. Bring your own snacks. Tourist vendors love to spike the snack prices at popular locations. Stock up on the munchies you know you will be craving on the long flight or drive before you leave the house. That way, your cravings won’t fool you into paying five dollars for a small bag of pretzels or three dollars for a bottle of water.

3. Find things off the beaten path. Rather than heading straight for the busiest area where all the tourists congregate, try asking locals for recommendations for entertainment, dining and other fun activities. Chances are you will find a more interesting and much cheaper alternative.

4. Take advantage of the cheaper lunch menu when eating out. Many restaurants offer the same menu at lunch-time but with a cheaper daytime price. By eating out for lunch and eating in for dinner, you can save a lot of money on food expenses and still enjoy yourself.

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9:58AM PDT on Apr 1, 2012

thanks for sharing

4:45AM PDT on Mar 21, 2012

I think medical wellness care is a must, it will be good for individuals who other prudent would not have any. but on the other hand i do not feel it is reasonable to inpose a excellent to individuals who can not manage to buy medical wellness care,

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6:05AM PDT on Sep 22, 2010

These are great tips to keep in mind while travelling, by applying this will save lot of your money as well as at any place this will be convenient to you.

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12:17AM PDT on Jul 29, 2010

Almost all the points are covered which I always follow when go outside for travelling but one more point should be added to this that is regarding to health care.

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1:19PM PDT on Mar 28, 2010

Great tips, thanks!

1:05PM PDT on Mar 27, 2010

love the tips

7:47PM PDT on Mar 26, 2010

Great advice.....

2:54PM PDT on Mar 26, 2010

Cool as.

1:52PM PDT on Mar 26, 2010

Excellent advice thanks!

1:31PM PDT on Mar 26, 2010

Airlines don't allow you to bring your own drinks or snacks ,unless you buy them from their vendors ,after you've already went through security check. most of your bags are already being loaded on the plane .Carry on's are already stripped of anything you brought home outside ,including any makeup,gel,shampoo,liquids ,over 3 oz.

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