Old-Fashioned Tricks to Save on Travel

They’re tried and still true ways to keep more cash, despite all the advances in technology.


The New York Times has them…

You could probably shave a few more cents off travel costs by downloading five new apps and bookmarking 10 new sites. But in 2013, the real savings will come to those who go retro — not by sending postcards with actual stamps (that’s what the Postagram app is for), but by stepping away from the screen, or using it differently, to find old-fashioned tactics that can save you big.

Some of their suggestions include:

  • directly calling hotels, car rental stores, and travel agencies to ask for discounts
  • checking local print publications for non-tourist trap entertainment ideas
  • travel to cheaper, less-visited countries (such as Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Peru, Hungary and Romania)
  • and taking a longer trip to one place, rather than frantically location-hopping.
Stacy Johnson

It's not the usual blah, blah, blah

I know... every site you visit wants you to subscribe to their newsletter. But our news and advice is actually worth reading! For 25 years, I've been making people richer without making their eyes glaze over. You'll be glad you did. I guarantee it!

More Money Talks News

Comments

Check Out Our Hottest Deals!

We're always adding new deals and coupons that'll save you big bucks. See the deals to the right and hundreds more in our Deals section.

Click here to explore 2,330 more deals!