Vacation time! Best places to find travel bargains.For many of us, summer vacations evoke memories of friends, family, and exotic locations--and debt Chat can take months to pay off. With careful planning, however, you can take the trip of a lifetime without breaking the bank. Whether you're flying, taking a cruise, or piling the kids into the minivan, read on for tips on how to make the summer of 2004 one to remember.
These days, airline travel can be expensive and stressful. But it doesn't have to be. "When I travel, I want to pay the lowest amount for the best value," says Thomas Dorsey
Hotel and motel stays can really bite into your travel budget. But with some careful planning and research, you can save big bucks. Try hotels.com, placestostay.com, and hotwire.com to book rooms. Another alternative to consider is a home exchange. Elaine Lee, an attorney in the San Francisco Bay Area “Bay Area” redirects here. For other uses, see Bay Area (disambiguation).
The San Francisco Bay Area, colloquially known as the Bay Area or The Bay and author or Go Girl; The Black Woman's Book of Travel and Adventure (The Eighth Mountain Press: $17.95), belongs to a home exchange program that costs about $70 a year. "I save lots of money and I have a kitchen, which helps me save even more. I find that staying in a home, rather than a hotel, really allows me to savor the lifestyle and culture that I'm visiting," she says.
If you have a family, Pauline Frommer, executive editor of Arthur Frommer's Budget Travel Online, suggests planning trips in the off-season. "Family-oriented destinations, such as beaches, national parks This is a list of national parks ordered by nation. Africa
To make family travel by car stress-free, John White, the manager of public and government, relations for AAA Mid-Atlantic The not-for-profit AAA Mid-Atlantic, among the largest of the Clubs in the AAA National Federation, serves nearly four million members in a territory stretching from Northwest New Jersey to Richmond, Va. in Maryland, advises, "With gas prices so high, be sure to take advantage of good prices when you see them," He also suggests choosing a credit card that, offers rebates on gas, like the one AAA AAA: see American Automobile Association.
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"I encourage people to travel and see the world," says Lee, "Traveling can be life-affirming." And it doesn't have to cost an arm and a leg.
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