Ways to Save While You’re on Vacation – CBS Detroit

(CBS DETROIT) – The cost of just about everything has gone up. From food to travel, retail and gas; making it even more expensive to take the family for a summer vacation.

Dan Maldonado of InTouch Credit Union says there are still ways to enjoy your annual getaway while saving money.

“Don’t charge first,” Maldonado said.

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“Coming home with a high credit card bill that takes months or more to pay is no way to have fun. Save money before you travel if you plan ahead for a vacation and know your limit so you don’t come home with a high credit card bill.

Experts say it’s also wise to look for flights that are on an off-peak time or day to keep air travel down.

Avoid renting a car and look for public transport around your destination.

You can also find a home away from home if you are traveling with a large family or group.

“A service like an Airbnb can save you money and give you more space and amenities, including the ability to shop for groceries at a local market, instead of having to keep every meal out, you know breakfast, lunch and dinner can be decent. expensive,” Maldonado explained.

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Once you arrive at your destination, look for free or cheap activities.

“Families or groups can also look for more traditional ways to vacation,” Maldonado said.

“Like having a picnic, or fishing or playing outside or even flying a kite. You don’t have to travel far to have a great experience, especially here in Michigan.

With a little planning and prioritization, you can create new memories without breaking the bank.

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