14 Proven Ways to Save on Travel

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Vacations are the ultimate pick-me-up, whether they are planned in the midst of a long, dark winter, or during the hopeful months of spring and summer.

Don’t let a tight budget keep you from having a getaway. There are ways to do it for less that won’t diminish your experience. In fact, some may enhance it.

Following are 14 ways to have a great vacation without spending too much money.

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1. Be flexible on travel dates

One of the best ways to save money on travel is to go when and where prices are lowest. There are cheaper days to fly. Tuesday and Wednesday flights appear to be the biggest bargains, according to Airfarewatchdog’s blog.

Use airlines and airfare search sites with flexible schedule booking features that allow you to see the best price within a window of dates.

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