1. Plan ahead
Everything gets more expensive the longer you wait – airplane tickets, hotel reservations, not to mention all the early bird deals you miss out on.
2. Travel off-peak
Whether you’re buying trans-continental plane tickets or booking seats on a train for a weekend getaway, sticking to off-peak times can seriously cut cost. If you can, try planning your trip during an off-peak season to save big. Peak times can vary depending on your destination, but typically major holidays and spring and summer breaks are good times to avoid.
3. Ditch the checked bag
Some airlines charge extra when you check a bag. Either stick to the ones that allow passengers their first checked bag free, or leave the bulky suitcase at home. If you’re planning on visiting a few different locations, this will be easier in the long run, as large luggage can be cumbersome.
4. Skip the souvenirs
Shot glasses and t-shirts are cute and fun, but they add tons of unnecessary costs (not to mention weight to your suitcase). If you want to remember a location, snap a picture with your phone. And if you want to bring something back for friends and family, try something simple and quirky, like a coaster from a bar or a shell off a beach – only at the places that allow you to take, of course.
5. See what’s free
Every place has its “must-see” locations – and often they come with a price tag. Pick one or two must-see spots, then fill the rest of your days with free alternatives. Often, parks are a great place to enjoy the scenery and maybe even catch a free show. Before you leave for your trip, research the local museums as well – some of them offer free or discounted days.
Rodeway Inn - Nashville
311 W Trinity Ln
Nashville, TN 37207