Frequent traveling can be an expensive hobby…
From extortionate flights and expensive hotels to costly cabs and pricy restaurants, the dollars can quickly add up. It’s enough to make your bank manager weep, but it’s impossible to put a price on the benefits of travel.
Like most things in life, however, there has to be a tipping point.
Unless you’re holding the kind of folding that would make Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates envious, there’s likely to be an irreversible impact on your bank balance. The solution? You get better—much better —at saving money on your travels.
By following our three bangin’ travel hacks below, you’ll be saving money left, right and center, and have friends and family members looking on in admiration and wonder as you embark on your fifth vacation of the year. Probably.
Take a look, traveler …
1. Take your own vehicle to the airport
You might be scratching your head wondering how you can save money by taking your own car to the airport. After all, airport parking is expensive, isn’t it? Not necessarily. By using a comparison service like Looking4.com, you can save valuable dollars on a long- or short-term stay.
Whether you’re flying from JFK, O’Hare or San Francisco International, . Not only will it save you money, but it’ll save you valuable time scouring the airport for a parking spot that’s not 15 miles from the terminal. Winner!
2. Stay hydrated (for free!)
We all know : it can help you lose weight, prevent disease, think better, and be in a better mood. The last point is especially important, especially when you’re faced with negotiating an airport and a long-haul flight.
To avoid splashing out on expensive bottled water that’ll be thrown in the bin by overzealous security staff, simply bring an empty bottle. That way you can fill it up after you’ve passed through security. Remember to drink it, however, as you have a long flight ahead, adventurer.
3. Exchange currency in advance
If there’s a universal truth about airports, it’s this: . Aside from the bars and restaurants keen to part a thirsty or hungry traveler with their cash, there’s the grinning customer service member behind the glass of the currency exchange lurking in wait.
It’s well known that airport currency desks will offer you an unfavorable rate, so it pays to make sure you remember to exchange your dollars for the local currency before you set foot in an airport. That way, you’ll have much more to spend on yourself once you reach your destination.
Now it’s over to you …
How do you like to save money as a frequent traveler? Are there any top tips you’d like to share with our readers? Please let us know in the comments section, we’d love to hear from you.
Thanks to our friend Robbie Handie for today’s post!