• Want to go out of the country for a few days? Consider flying with budget carriers like WOW Air and Norwegian Air. Even though the latter is based in Europe, it’s now offering low-cost rates from US airports to other places in the world – including the Caribbean. Its rates are so cheap that it’s forcing some top US airlines to drop their international fares in order to compete.
• Plan your meals ahead of time. Look for a hotel that offers free breakfast. Do research on the cheapest restaurants nearest to the hotel you plan to stay at, and what kinds of meals they offer. Doing this will help you plan your budget before you even leave. Another option is to simply head to the nearest affordable grocery store on your first day at the hotel or inn and buy your own food. Most hotel rooms have a microwave and small fridge at the very least. If you cook your own meals, you won’t have to worry about tips.
• Make a list of the top places you want to go and sign up to receive alerts whenever there are cheap getaways to any of those locations. Some travel alert apps and tools even allow you to specify a budget and will filter the results of the newest offers so that you see the packages that don’t exceed your specified budget.
If you simply love to travel and want to get away for a few days, it’s a good idea to keep up with the hottest tourist spots for some ideas on where to go.
Some Ideas for Cheap Getaways
Right now, some of the most affordable getaways in the US include:
• Grand Canyon
• Las Vegas
• San Antonio
• Salt Lake City
Some affordable international getaways include:
• Bali, Indonesia
• Mazatlan, Mexico
• Cape Town, South Africa
No matter what you’re looking for in a vacation, you can count on cheap getaways being available to suit your tastes (and budget)!