Five Budget-Friendly Vacations for the Frugal-Minded Traveler
Budget-friendly, creative vacations can fulfill your need for a much-deserved break, while delivering the satisfaction of sticking to your budget and meeting your goals.
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Your social feeds are flooded with beach pictures, and the out-of-office email replies are popping up left and right—it’s vacation season.
If you plan ahead, you’re more likely to snag those coveted advance tickets at discount prices. Festival and concert promoters often place a discounted value for tickets that are sold months or even a year in advance. This could help you purchase tickets at the lower-tier price and allow plenty of time to recoup the cost before the event, providing peace of mind and stress-free experience!
Taking advantage of discount tickets sounds obvious, but can be a missed opportunity if it’s overlooked. Scour the ticketing page for relevant discounts: children’s pricing, military discount, senior pricing, or any other opportunity to save some money. Available discounts could also be unique to each event. For example, if there is a strong education component, teachers may receive special pricing. Investigate the online ticketing portal carefully, and if you don’t see a discount, contact the event organizers and ask. It can’t hurt!
Budgeting doesn’t mean you don’t get to have any fun. With enough planning and foresight, you can still attend that festival or see your favorite artist live on stage. Just be sure to have a game plan to help stay within your budget while enjoying the summer fun.