Planning a Budget-Friendly Vacation

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Traveling doesn't have to be expensive with some planning. Here's how to plan an affordable dream vacation.

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Set Your Budget

Determine how much you can realistically spend on your entire trip, factoring in airfare, lodging, activities, etc.

Pick an Affordable Destination

Opt for cheaper destinations like certain U.S. cities, Southeast Asia, Eastern Europe rather  than luxury spots.

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Find Cheap Flights & Lodging

Use flight deal alerts, miles, and apps to get bargain airfare and accommodation.


Research Free  & Discount Activities

Museums, walking tours, parks, and other free or low-cost attractions keep your days busy for less.


Pack Light  & Use Public Transit

Packing light and taking buses, trains, and other public transport reduces costs once you arrive.

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