10 Ways to Save on Summer Travel

21 06 2010

By Barbara Messing (Reader’s Digest)

Feel like you can’t afford your dream vacation? With everyone’s busy lives and the uncertain economy, it’s understandable that planning a vacation may seem too daunting a task. Here are 10 ways to make your vacation planning easier and cheaper.
 Get a head start on your paperwork and be prepared.
First things first. Even if you don’t have a specific trip in mind, get your passport. Processing times (without extra rush fees) can take a month or more and a new travel deal can be here and gone in as quick as 24 hours. Some travel deals are too good to pass up and the key is to act fast.

Set a realistic monetary goal for your vacation.
You are more likely to take that dream vacation if you set aside your funds ahead of time. Alternatively, you could also set a clear target price range for your trip. Once that goal is set, you’ll feel more comfortable in locating and purchasing your vacation quickly.

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