It seems like ‘last-minute travel’ and ‘saving money’ go together like hangovers and Mondays. But it’s possible to get out of town without blowing the savings account you’ve been working on for months.
A little research time upfront can pay off later. For your bank account and your stress levels. Here’s how to GTFO, guilt-free.
If you’ve spent a little more than usual on just getting there, look for free or cheap fun once you’re officially OOO. Beaches, museums, outdoor festivals...you get it. Free walking tours can also be a fun way to get the lay of a new land. Don’t forget to tip your guide.
When you gotta go, you gotta go. Save where you can by booking smart. Then mind any (budget) gaps once you’re there by finding some freebies. So that after you come home, you can just focus on hitting ‘inbox zero.’ Not ‘credit card zero.’
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