Weekend Travel Deals
May 3rd, 2010
Maybe you’re looking at the calendar and the space between you and your next big chunk of vacation time is too big to contemplate. Maybe you’re too short on vacation days at work to take any extra days off but you’d still like to plan a short getaway. Maybe you’re just being tempted by that three-day weekend you see coming up. Whatever reason you have for looking for weekend travel deals, we have the tools to help you save money on your weekend trip.
As I write this, summer is right around the corner. If you’re not one of the lucky people planning a long summer vacation, you can still take advantage of the three-day weekends that serve as summer’s bookends – Memorial Day and Labor Day. And this year July 4th falls in such a way as to make that a three-day weekend, too. So it’s the ideal time to be planning weekend travel.
But no matter when you’re looking at planning a weekend trip, there are some things you’ll want to keep in mind – because even if you’re traveling at an otherwise slower time of year you’re still talking about traveling on a weekend, when you’re certainly not the only person planning a trip. The articles linked below will help you find weekend travel deals and save money in general on your weekend getaways.
The biggest expense of your weekend travel is almost always going to be the airfare – so that’s the best place to start when you’re trying to save money on your trip. If you can get enough of a deal on your airfare, you’ll have enough of a travel budget left over to indulge in a few extra souvenirs, another nice meal, or a massage at the resort spa!
This article has some tips to help you get a great price on your airfare for weekend travel, and the tips are also handy when you’re traveling at other times, too.
>> Read more about finding cheap airfare for weekend travel
If the idea of getting away for the weekend is more important that where you’re getting away to, then you’ll love the idea of last minute weekend travel. Excellent bargains on weekend travel come up regularly a week or less before the travel dates, and you have to be ready to pounce as soon as you see them.
Of course, if you’re set on a particular destination for your trip these deals won’t work – but there are usually enough places to choose from that one of them could easily work for your trip (and at a low price, too). This article talks about how to find last minute travel deals for your weekend trip.
>> Read more about finding last minute weekend travel deals
Let’s say you’re really intent on going to a specific place for your weekend travel, and it just so happens to be a place that’s really popular with tourists. Are you stuck paying through the nose for your trip? Not necessarily.
Yes, it’s likely to be a more expensive trip you’re talking about than if you were traveling to a less popular destination (and traveling mid-week), but there are things you can do to avoid paying a fortune on your trip. This article will help you save money on your weekend trip, even if it’s to a place everyone else wants to go as well.
>> Read more about how to find weekend travel deals to popular destinations
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