GAS. PLANE TICKETS. Luggage fees. Food.
No doubt about it, the costs of vacation are going up, up, up.
Don’t cancel your trip just yet, though. Use this top 10 tips guide to stretch your travel dollar as far as it will go.
1. Maximize your miles. First things first: if you don’t already have frequent flyer or loyalty cards, get them. Then, use them for all they’re worth. Renting a car? Making a hotel booking? Ask about travel industry partners and get your points. Check the websites of each airline, hotel, or rental car agency to learn about their partners and get up-to-date information about current specials. If you don’t want to carry all your loyalty cards, write down the numbers on an index card and stick it in your wallet.