Save money when traveling with these great tips #Allianz #ad

Today’s post is sponsored by Allianz Travel Insurance through the Bloggy Moms Network.

Travel does not need to be far or expensive to be a memorable vacation. There are many destinations around the world that are both affordable and often just a few hours away. Having a big family sometimes makes traveling seem impossible but really it is not. We just plan ahead and budget for everything we need. Cutting costs on day to day living helps a great deal and can get you a fabulous getaway. Stop buying that daily coffee for a few months and bring a bag lunch to work/school. The money will add up quickly and before you know it you will have your trip paid for. Allianz Global Assistance has a great list of tips to help you save money when you travel.

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Top 10 Tips to Save Money while Traveling

1. Pick a place with added benefits Hotels are competing for your stay these days, pick a hotel that offers added amenities that you will USE, like complimentary morning coffee or a free fitness center. Sites like Hotels.com can be a great resource for pre-trip planning. And if you know you won’t take advantage of any of these add-ons, looking into sharing economy services like Airbnb.

2. Avoid hectic travel days If you don’t have to take a vacation over a school holiday, then don’t. Travel during off peak times, days and hours to get the best rates for your flight and lodging.

3. Sign up for travel newsletters Need a vacation but not sure where to go? Sign up for travel newsletters from your favorite travel news sources and brands so you are in the know of “insider” sales and offers.

4. Mid-Day Meals Make lunch your big meal, rather than dinner. Restaurants usually offer cheaper menus for lunch compared to dinner while still letting guests sample some of their signature items. Always travel with snacks and water bottles so you’re not spending extra money on items you can take from home, as long as you plan ahead.

5. See the city by foot Taxi rides can add up, especially when traveling with a large group. See the city or town by foot and discover hidden gems….you’ll get some exercise while you’re at it! City Walking Guide provides walking tours of top U.S. cities.

6. Travel Local Not only is it usually cheaper to eat local, but you should travel local too. Be a tourist in your own city and explore new neighborhoods in your own backyard without having to drive or fly!

7. Plastic Perks Do your research to find a travel focused credit card that you can take advantage of its benefits. Use that card for booking all expenses to obtain the most return for future trips.

8. Off the beaten path trips Don’t follow what’s “popular” or “in.” Instead of visiting major cities and popular countries, travel to less popular locations. For example, skip Brazil and head to Bolivia!

9. Discounts and Coupons Don’t be afraid to ask if there is an AAA or Senior discount when booking a hotel. Better in your pocket, right? Also, if you must rent a car, rental companies usually have coupon codes that can be used. Search the internet.

10. Life is unpredictable. Some trips need to be canceled. Life happens and often times travelers aren’t able to take their trips due to an illness or family emergency. With travel insurance from Allianz Global Assistance, travelers don’t necessarily have to pay for a trip they are unable to take. To see a full list of benefits provided through a policy, visit www.allianztravelinsurance.com.

With these great tips you can start planning your next family dream vacation today!

Allianz Global Assistance is a leading travel insurance company that provides travelers with financial protection and 24/7 travel assistance.  The company offers Allianz Travel Insurance products that will refund a customer’s pre-paid travel deposits if they have to cancel a trip for a reason covered by their policy.  The company’s Travel Assistance team can help travelers with medical emergencies, travel snafus and more.

If you’re going on a trip, consider protecting your travel investment with travel insurance, Allianz Travel Insurance can help.



Comments

  1. Toughcookiemommy says

    Avoiding hectic travel days is a great idea. I don't like traveling when everything is too crowded anyway.
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  2. Great tip… make your big meal at lunch. You are so right…. Lunch is much less expensive than eating dinner out.

  3. We always try to make lunch our big meal of the day. We also try to bring our own snacks to tide us over if we get hungry.

  4. These are great ideas! Travelling can get so expensive!

  5. I'm hoping to do a bit more travelling some time soon so I am definitely going to have to keep these ideas in mind. Thank you.
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