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Save money while traveling: How to pinch pennies in paradise

We know you have an eye for sensible spending if you’re looking for last minute vacation rental deals. Don’t just save money on lodging! Here are some additional travel tips on how get away without racking up a hefty bill.

Save money while traveling: How to pinch pennies in paradise

We know you have an eye for sensible spending if you’re looking for last minute vacation rental deals. Don’t just save money on lodging! Here are some additional travel tips on how get away without racking up a hefty bill.

Make your food and drinks. Eating out for every meal and purchasing beers or cocktails can quickly add up. Pro travel tip: always pick a restaurant or two that you can’t wait to try, then make the rest of your vacation meals at your beach condo or mountain cabin. Buy small portions of ingredients at a grocery store, and you could save hundreds of dollars per day on food and bevies.

Look for free and low-cost activities. You don’t have to spend money to do something memorable. Seek out activities like hiking, going to a nature reserve, or bird watching at the beach. Splurge on one or two more expensive to-dos, like renting a jet ski or a winery tour.

Person holding a camera wearing a backpack in the desert
Person holding a camera wearing a backpack in the desert

Skip the souvenirs. It can be hard not to buy a tchotchke from every location to remember your trip. Instead, take photos and videos of your time away! When you get home, print a few images and put them in a photo collage or edit a short video to remind you of your last minute adventure and share your memories with friends and family.

Skip the rental car. Wherever possible, take public transit or use rentable bikes to get around. This key travel tip allows you to avoid the stress of maneuvering a vehicle in a new place, and you can better see the sights when you’re not behind the wheel.

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