Three Ways to Save Money On Travel This Summer

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I’ve mentioned a few times that I’m living on a pretty tight budget, but that doesn’t mean I should deprive myself of fun this summer, especially when that fun could include travel!

In case you haven’t noticed, I love to travel (both near and far), see places I’ve never seen, visit familiar people and scenes, and just be on the road (or in a plane). Sure, living out of a suitcase can get old but overall, I find travel exhilarating and don’t want to deprive myself of something that feeds my soul just because it’s not an easy fit into my budget so today, I want to share three ways you (and I) can save money on travel this summer.

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1. Put Aside A Little Every Week

Whether this actually means every week or every paycheck you put aside $10 or $20 (or more if you can afford it), that money will add up quickly and by the time your trip comes around, you’ll have a good amount of extra cash to spend on sight seeing, souvenirs, or to put towards food, drinks, and other travel expenses.

2. Think Close

I have been known to have stay-cations from time to time and while this is always a great option, I also get the desire to get away from home for a few days. Think of places within a short drive that you’ve never been or haven’t seen for years. It’ll be close enough to keep expenses low (think no flights), but far enough that you’re required to get a hotel room for a night or two.

3. Groupon Coupons

Groupon Coupons allows you to shop for all those things you would otherwise shop for, but with a discount. Who doesn’t want that? I know, I do! Make this your one stop shop before booking your travel with Travelocity and before hitting up Target or Kohl’s for any of your vacation clothing or accessory needs! 😉

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I don’t know about all of you, but I’m ready to start planning my getaway!


What are some of your money saving travel tips?


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25 thoughts on “Three Ways to Save Money On Travel This Summer

  1. Emily

    I love traveling, but it’s kind of stressful for me to try to search for deals all the time, so these tips are REALLY helpful because they are so simple. I’ve never tried Groupon. Does it work pretty well?
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  2. Hannah

    In addition to coupons – go to the Groupon page(s) for the places you’re traveling to get deals on local attractions!

  3. Kristy @ Southern In Law

    Groupons, coupons and travel deals are definitely an awesome way to save money when traveling. We usually stay places with a kitchen or kitchenette so we can make most of our meals as that saves a TONNE of money.

    When it comes to saving money FOR travel, even though Jesse is horrible at saving, I find he gets motivated to save when he has an end goal so we tend to have a little “travel fund” of sorts and try to think about whether things we purchase/do here and there before hand are worth it or whether we’d prefer to add a little more to our savings!
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  4. Chrissy

    # 2 is something we practice when we only have a few days off, but the need to get away. We live in a beautiful area of Germany and there are so many great things to do not too far away from us, that allow us to stay for a night or two and have that hotel feeling. Great Tips, Katie!
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