Easy Travel Tips For Summer

Summer has arrived! Lots of people are already on their way to their summer destination. However, for those who are still on the planning stage of their vacation get-away, it is wise to note some of these tips:
1. Go to a destination where the value of your “local currency” is higher than the destination’s currency (applicable to those travelling internationally).
2. Check Internet offers for great deals and discounts.
3. Stay on lodging houses or hostels if you are not the finicky type. If you are travelling with your family, there are youth hostels and bed and breakfast accommodation suitable for your type.
4. Be an early bird! Pay early! Sometimes, airlines and tour operators offer huge discount when you purchase your tickets or packages months in advance.
5. Avoid shopping if you can. The reason for your travel is to soak in other culture, enjoy the scenery and have fun in the local scene. Some trinkets or souvenirs are fine but leave your purchases to that and to your meals if you have to.
6. Stay with relatives. This is a great opportunity to save a lot of money by not paying for accommodation. This is a bit tricky though, it only applies to those who have relatives on other places.
7. Travel as a group. Airlines and tour operators always give discounts to large group travelling together.
8. Bring light and not easily perishable snacks. Cookies and those cup noodles can save you big time.
  • Marie Forster June 5, 2013 at 1:24 pm

    This is great deal for looking an early in the internet theres many cheap fair. Summer is approaching coming we have a coming up vacation were not fly by plane we are driving by car which is tiring and cool can't wait. thanks for the tip.

  • Adin B June 5, 2013 at 1:24 pm

    My family and I love road trips every summer and we love exploring the mountains. We always love to rent a cabin where it has its own little kitchenette so we can cook our own food, which saves you money than having to eat out all the time. We also love to camp and we always look for a free campground first if we can find one. We too don't go on vacations for shopping, but we like to buy a few things and I like to buy keychain because I collect them from different places. 🙂 Great tips!

  • Ria Cervantes June 6, 2013 at 10:08 am

    Thanks for the comment Adin. I'm glad everyone in your family is into traveling like mine. Packing can be a challenge especially when there are kids around and the budget too. 🙂

  • Ria Cervantes June 6, 2013 at 10:09 am

    Thanks Marie! Even long driving trips can benefit from these tips with staying with your family or friends so you get to save on accommodation.

  • Peachy @ The Wandering Peach June 6, 2013 at 2:00 pm

    Very useful tips for the incoming summer!

  • Chubskulit Rose June 6, 2013 at 2:01 pm

    Thank you for these tips, I need this for our next week's getaway.

  • Scrapping cars June 7, 2013 at 7:15 am

    I love to travel with my friends, and I went to Singapore in the last summer. However these tips you have given above is really useful.

  • Mai June 26, 2013 at 12:36 pm

    All great tips. As they say, to fully maximize the experience, eat like a local and live like a local when traveling.

  • Chubskulit Rose June 26, 2013 at 12:36 pm

    I always bring cookies or chips, popcorn is a big hit too and of course drinks.