10 Travel Freebies You Can Enjoy in 2018

Vacations can take a bite out of your budget, but these free travel goodies can cut your costs.

8. Free hotel services

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Hotel chains clamoring for your business often try to dangle the carrot of a freebie or two — from complimentary chocolate chip cookies at DoubleTree to no-cost Netflix at Marriott.

So, be sure to ask about freebies the next time you’re looking to book a room.

9. Free travel apps

The right smartphone app can save you money when you travel. A few of our free favorites include:

  • GasBuddy: This app lets you type in a city or ZIP code and find a list of local gas stations offering the lowest prices. It can also help you save on gas — up to 89 cents a gallon.
  • Oanda Currency Converter: How many dollars in a euro, or a pound? With this free currency converter, you’ll never have to wonder again. It converts for more than 190 currencies and four precious metals.
  • Google Translate: This app allows you to type in a phrase and instantly translate it into more than 100 languages.

10. Free tour guides

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You know that nagging feeling: You’re in a new city, and probably missing out on all the fun things to do, or interesting facts about the area’s history. Thanks to several options, you can get the skinny on your vacation destination — for free.

The Global Greeter Network helps you find local volunteers in more than 150 locations who will show you around their home city.

If you prefer to tour on your own, check out free audio guides from services like iAudioguide.com.

Do you know of other great travel freebies? Share them by commenting below or on our Facebook page.

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