Tips for Saving Money Before & During Vacation

Posted on September 15, 2020 by Rob Hale

When it comes to traveling, one of the biggest, if not the biggest, concern that individuals, couples, and families have about their trip is the budget and how much the getaway, vacation, or honeymoon is going to cost them. And that’s a very fair and real concern to have. We understand that it can be stressful to plan and fund a memorable vacation and not need to eat cup noodles for months to financially recover from the trip. If you’re in the planning stages of your next getaway and want to find some cost-cutting measures to enjoy your stay without breaking the bank, we’ve got you covered with these simple tips.

Be your own chef

One of the easiest ways to blow through your travel budget is to eat out for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Worse yet, some people take the opportunity to go off the rails of whatever diet or meal plan they’ve been following prior to the trip, opting to eat like a hobbit. Have you caught yourself asking your partner if you could get second breakfast? Elevensies? Lunch, supper, dinner? A simple way to open up your budget for better accommodations, or fewer but more luxurious meals, is to make most of your food and meals at your rental condo or hotel.

This can be extended to before your vacation as well. Rather than buying lunch during your shift and heading out to your favorite eatery in the evening, start meal prepping on the weekends so you can cover all of your lunches in one cooking session. Is it the most exciting thing for the week? Not really. Will it help you budget for that incredible dream vacation? Undoubtedly.

Cash out

If you aren’t dead set on any particular location, you can always look for ones that have an exchange rate that will benefit your wallet. Plenty of destinations will pay you more per dollar, meaning you’ll have more money to spend once you get there. Now that’s making your money work for you.

Anywhere, anytime

In addition to not having any one destination in mind, if you don’t have any particular time of the year that you need to travel, take a look into heading to your desired destination during the offseason. You’ll get the entire place to yourself! Say goodbye to wait times, traffic, and standing around. If you choose warmer locations, you likely won’t mind the “cooler” season either as it still gets hot.


Keep an eye on the calendar, both domestic and local to where you’re traveling. You’ll likely be able to score a great travel rate and cheaper accommodations since no one will want to be traveling at that time anyway. Additionally, there may be local events happening that you can attend to fill up your schedule while you’re on your tip.

Consult a professional Denver travel agent

The easiest way to learn more about cost saving measures before and during your next vacation is to talk to the professionals who know the ins and outs of travel, booking, and making the most of your vacation. Contact our Denver travel agency today to speak with a representative who can go over all of our destination and travel packages and help you plan the perfect trip for your timeline and budget.

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