Planning A Vacation? These 3 Travel Hacks Can Help

Spring is in the air, and that means summer vacations are just around the corner. Taking a break from the normal routine of work-school-family is essential for all of us. Vacations, even staycations, give us a chance to decompress and focus on the things we want to do, rather than the things we have to do.

If you’re planning a vacation, you’re probably at least a little concerned about how much it will cost, and how to stay safe and organized while far away from home. If you’re traveling to another country, those concerns become even more pronounced, since there may be language and cultural barriers to contend with if something goes wrong.

The best way to ensure a smooth, memorable, and affordable vacation is to plan ahead. With a little research and some Internet wizardry, you can hack your way to an unforgettable experience that won’t break the bank.

Scroll through the infographic below for 3 aspects of travel (purchasing plane tickets, packing, and arrival) that can be improved with a few small changes. Then check out these Care2 articles for more advice about planning a successful vacation!

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Henry M.
Henry M.17 days ago

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Panchali Yapa
Panchali Yapaabout a year ago

Thank you

Ian K.
Ian K.about a year ago

Thank you.

Anteater Ants
Anteater Antsabout a year ago

Take an anteater with you. :-)

Janice Thompson
Janice Thompsonabout a year ago

I love to drive but with the rising cost of living and my wanting to live. I cannot go!!!

Elena T.
Elena Poensgen1 years ago

Thank you :)

Fi T.
Fi T.1 years ago

Love travel and our environment

Indiabydriver Andcar

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John chapman
John chapman1 years ago

I'd about as soon be beat with a board.

Than have to fly anywhere.

Barbara L.
Past Member 1 years ago

Not traveling anywhere -- some of us can't afford it at all.