The travel-industry divides the year into three seasons: peak (or high) season-typically June through August, shoulder season-typically April, May, September and October, and off-season (or low) season-typically November through March.
Transportation and accommodation costs are the two biggest budget-busters while traveling. - When visiting a major city, stay on the outskirts/suburbs where accommodation is usually cheaper. - Book apartments, cottages, cabins or houses through VRBO or AirBnB.
When on vacation, eating three meals a day at a restaurant can quickly make you go over budget! - Eat breakfast at the hotel, if its included. - Prepare meals at the hotel/rental property.
Just because you are on a budget doesn’t mean you have to skip the tourist attractions. - Visit the destination’s website to find discounts on attraction tickets. - Research free things to in the area. - Search on Pinterest for city guides, budget travel guides and free things to do in the area.
Getting around a new city can be tricky and taking taxis everywhere can get expensive. - If the destination has public transportation, utilizing the buses and/or train system can be a cheap way to get around the city. - Another great way to get around the city is with Lyft or Uber.
After reading the above budget-friendly tips, I know what you are thinking, isn’t flying expensive? Not if you fly smartly with a budget airline carrier! Spirit Airlines offers travelers a “Bare Fare,” which means you only pay for what you use, not what you don’t.