Summer is just around the corner, so this would be the right time to make plans. Be it exotic getaways, backyard adventures, beach days and mountain hikes, all of these come with an unjustifiably high price tag during this pleasant season.
We have listed a few tips suggested by experts on how to optimize your summer travel to get more bang out of your bucks.
Avoid Peak Months
Summer is, without a doubt, the most expensive season for travel. Yet, you can save considerably by avoiding the peak months of the season, which is from late June to early August. We recommend you to schedule your trip during early June, late August or early September to get the best summer deals. As a bonus, you’ll avoid the peak crowd as well.
Quick tip – The cheapest days to fly within the week are Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
The ideal time to book for peak travel season is anywhere from four to eight months before the trip. You must be patient in making the booking. Do some research for a while. Seal the deal once you are certain that the prices low.
Flexibility with dates and destination can get you the best deals. If you are not flexible, you will have to accept the prices dictated by the airlines, which are almost always unfavorable to your wallet.
According to statistics, most people first choose their destination, then they decide on a date and finally start looking for cheap flights. This puts the least priority on finding cheap flights which will always eat up a good chunk of the travel budget. To optimize your travel, begin with finding cheap flights and make plans accordingly.
Choose your destination wisely
Base your travel plans on finding the lowest prices. This will allow you to retain your budget and do things you wouldn’t usually be able to afford and create new experiences.
Try a Homestay
When visiting some offbeat locations like Chikmagalur, While luxury Chikmagalur resorts may be tempting, Chikmagalur homestays like DM Villa or any such properties offered by Airbnb are generally cheaper and more comfortable than top resorts. In a Chikmagalur homestay, you get an opportunity to build a personal relationship with the locals who can help in acquiring an authentic experience of the local culture and uncover hidden gems. Hosts of such homestays can point you in some unique locations that you normally wouldn’t find on any travel maps.
Be on a lookout for any free events or activities in an area. Many places have free tours conducted by locals on a pay what you want basis. Eager locals who are proud to show off their city and share their knowledge generally conduct these kinds of tours. Some locations have tourism planner arrange some unique events like chef demonstrations, art workshops, and live performances without asking you to spend any money. It may come in any form so always be on a lookout for such opportunities and don’t pass up on them.
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