The days are growing longer, the weather is warming up—and you probably have one thing on your mind: summer vacation!
But between airfare for the whole family, accommodations, and other sneaky travel fees, your getaway tab can add up alarmingly fast.
Case in point: Summer travelers shelled out an average of $1,246—per person—in 2014.
Still, venturing out for some seasonal R&R doesn't mean you have to sacrifice your budget.
To prove it, we're sharing our favorite facts and hacks that can help you cut costs when planning a first-class adventure.
Whether you’re dreaming of cruising around the Caribbean or setting out on an all-American road trip, these secrets can help keep your summer jaunt from turning into a financial guilt trip.