When one writer recently shared with us how she takes “workations“—she works remotely from locales like Chile, Shanghai and Costa Rica—it got us thinking about travel.
Of course, there’s one major hindrance when it comes to big dreams of globe-trotting: money.
Summer is traditionally one of the most expensive times of year to travel, but there are tons of tips and tricks out there that can help you lower those trip costs. In fact, we’ve shared some great ones on our site already:
- Hitting the road in May or September—as opposed to a peak travel month, like July—can save you 25% to 50% on airfare and hotels.
- Use your credit card to pay in U.S. dollars overseas because credit cards usually have a lower exchange rate than banks.
- Come up with a “phrase to save” to help motivate you to save for your upcoming vacation. Case in point: Is dinner out tonight really worth one night’s stay in Argentina?
Now it’s your turn: This month’s challenge is to share your best money-saving travel tip in the comments below. Once you post, you’ll be entered to win $250 to put toward your next getaway.
Be sure to use your email address when you comment—it won’t be visible to other users—so we can notify you should you win.