Planning a Weekend Getaway On a Budget
Summer means a three-month-long vacation right? Wrong. With a job or internship it can be hard to enjoy the break for what it really is. However, planning a weekend getaway that won’t break the bank can help fix this. Just follow these helpful tips.
Steer clear of traveling on holiday weekends. Prices are raised and things sell out early on holidays such as Memorial Day and Fourth of July. Instead, plan to travel on random weekends to avoid crowds. This will give you something to look forward to during a hard week at work while also keeping your wallet happy.
Stay close to home
You only have two or three days to enjoy your getaway and there’s no fun in spending your entire time traveling. Make the most of your weekend by staying close to home. Create your own adventure and explore the areas closest to you. You could discover something completely unexpected, plus you’re cutting down on the expense of traveling to farther places.
Score some deals
Head over to Studentrate for all of the best travel deals. Registered members earn discounts on car rentals and hotels. Without the worry of overpaying on these necessities, you can instead focus on planning the perfect weekend.
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Download travel apps
When you’re traveling on a budget, the App Store can be your best friend. Searching for a place to stay? Hotel Tonight allows you to book rooms at the last minute. Taking in the sights? Localeur is more than a guidebook and gives unique suggestions of ways to explore the area you are visiting.
Rest, Relax, and Rewind
Treat yourself to a relaxing weekend and recharge your batteries. Don’t cram a lot of things to do in such a short span of time. Not only will this save you some money, but it will offer a refreshing pick-me-up before Monday comes. Keep your getaway simple by spending the weekend in the woods reading that book you’ve always wanted or basking in the sun and finally working on your tan.
Keeping these in mind will allow for you to have the perfect weekend getaway without overspending. The only hard part will be coming back home afterward!
This is a sponsored post. All opinions are my own.
MOIRA IS A 22-YEAR-OLD BALTIMORE NATIVE WHO IS CURRENTLY STUDYING PUBLIC RELATIONS AT ST. JOHN’S UNIVERSITY IN NEW YORK AND SOON TO BE GRADUATING. HER PASSIONS INCLUDE TRAVELING, FOOD, MUSIC, FASHION AND WRITING. SHE’S A POP CULTURE ENTHUSIAST AND SOCIAL MEDIA JUNKIE. YOU CAN FIND HER EXPLORING NEW YORK CITY IN SEARCH OF THE PERFECT INSTAGRAM SHOT.