We know how important getaways are for our mental health and general well-being, but sometimes our budgets just don’t have room for a vacation. That’s part of the reason Americans left a staggering 658-million vacation days unused last year! But it doesn’t have to happen to you. Here are some ways to enjoy a five-star vacation on a one-star-budget, by thinking outside the box.
Go with a group - Can’t afford the vacation you and your sweetie want to take because a luxury hotel room in your dream city is beyond your budget? Then grab some friends and rent a house together instead. You can find amazing accommodations for a fraction of the price when you’re splitting the price with a group.
Sharing is caring - The sharing economy has changed travel over the last few years. With sites like Airbnb you can forget hotels and rent a room or a whole house in cities around the world for a fraction of the cost. And when it comes to transportation, ridesharing services like Uber are a much cheaper way to get around.
Take your car - If you’re traveling inside the U.S., you can always forget the flights and opt for a road trip instead. It makes the journey as important as the destination and gives you a chance to see all kinds of cool stuff along the way. Plus, since you’ll have your own transportation, you can stay slightly outside the heart of the city and save on a room.
Book at the last minute - If your travel dates and destination are flexible, you can find better deals. And discount sites like The Flight Deal and Secret Flying have flash sales that can save you lots at the last minute.
Source: My Domaine