Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Budget Friendly Travel Tips

Today's prompt for #LoveBlog is "travel." Since one of our blog categories is travel, it only seemed fitting to sign up as a cohost for this day. So, today we're cohosting #LoveBlog and sharing travel tips for the budget conscious.

If you've been around the blog or our social media, then you'll know that we love to travel. Sometimes we keep our adventures close to home and other times we book a hotel and escape for a while. Our destinations may change often, but one thing never does - our budget mindset. We are constantly working to save money on a day to day basis and we extend this into our travel as well. You don't have to break the bank just because you're on vacation. That's why we're sharing a few of our budget travel tips with you today.

Make a plan.
There is something to be said for planning out some of the details of your trip in advance. You don't have to plan every detail but doing a little advanced research and planning can help you save money. It can also help you determine what's most important on your list of things to see.

Book in advance. 
I recommend booking hotel rooms, travel, and attractions in advance. You can often save money by busing the tickets before you arrive. For hotel rooms and travel, I recommend going through a discount site to see what sort of deals you can get. (We're fans of Travelocity.)

Look for coupons and special deals.
We're not big couponers but I will search out coupons and good deals for a vacation. This one goes back to planning in advance since it will give you the time to find these special deals. If you're a military family like us, I also recommend looking into military discounts for your trip. Many places offer special deals for our men and women in uniform. 

Search for free attractions. 
Most travel destinations are loaded with paid experiences. This can very easily break the bank if you try to do them all. I recommend checking into some of the free attractions for an area. By creating a balance between free and paid experiences, you'll save some money but still get to enjoy the area. 

Get recommendations before you travel.
Recommendations from friends and family can help you narrow down the best attractions in an area. I highly recommend polling your friends list to see who has visited your destination and what they recommend for activities and food. This is also a great way to find something off the beaten path. 

What's your favorite budget tip for travel? We'd love to hear about it in the comments below!

One of the perks of cohosting #LoveBlog is getting to share giveaways with you and introduce you to other great bloggers out there. You can check out the giveaway and cohost details below before linking up your own travel post!

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About Today's Hosts

Brita Long is the pink and sparkly personality behind the Christian feminist lifestyle blog, Belle Brita. While her first love will always be Paris, she lives happily with her husband Daniel Fleck in the Atlanta area.

Pam is one half of the duo behind The Coastie Couple, a blog that chronicles the military lifestyle through the eyes of a husband and wife. The Coastie Couple recently moved from California to Michigan and are expecting their first son this month.

Ady is the founder of Verbal Gold Blog, a Global lifestyle and travel blog she runs with her best friends, the #VGBsquad! She lives in Atlanta with her husband and two dogs, a pitbull boxer mix and yellow lab, with goals to travel the world! She loves all things gold, confetti, and glitter. Roll Tide!

Caitlin is a twenty-something southern belle currently living in Atlanta, Georgia. Despite working full-time in PR, she spends every spare moment traveling around the South and the world, and capturing the sights. She's all about leaving a little Southern charm wherever she goes.


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