Spring Break Trips For Students On A Budget!
By: Jennifer Weeks
Spring break is slowly but steadily approaching. Everyone is dying to relax and unwind for a week. It’s a time for fun. No textbooks, no cramming and certainly no essays. What better way to spend spring break than traveling?
The money aspect of traveling seems to be the biggest problem for most, but it doesn’t have to be. If you follow these tips, you’ll be able to take any trip you want. Who knows? This could be your year to travel!
Each week, put ten percent of your paycheck into an envelope or a personalized jar entitled “Travel. This is an efficient way to save money and bring you one step closer to that special trip.
Opt for Airbnb instead of expensive hotels. Airbnb allows you to rent someone’s apartment, condo or house abroad, or locally. It’s a good way to travel on a tight budget. All the arrangements can be made online for a fraction of what a hotel costs.
Hostels are another cheap alternative to hotels. Instead of renting a room, you rent a bed. Most hostels have multiple rooms with single or bunk beds. You will have to share a bathroom, but for the low price, it is worth it.
Snag a cheap flight. There are multiple websites that offer affordable airfare like Google Flights, Skyscanner and Cheapoair. These are easy to use, as well as budget-friendly.
Book a flight with layovers. It’ll amount to more travel time, but will lower the cost overall..
Groupon, Expedia, Studentuniverse and Apple vacations are websites that offer all-inclusive vacation packages. They can include flight, hotel, transportation and meal plans. Spring-breakers might prefer Studentuniverse or Ef College Break, because it caters exclusively to college students.
They even offer discounted tours, depending on the destination. A tour guide assigned to your trip will help you navigate around any of the areas you visit. These are all great perks, but what makes these websites college-friendly are the low costs and payment-plan options. You’re able to choose how much you want to pay weekly and/or monthly.
If you end up booking your trip entirely on a credit card, make sure to do your research in order to pick the right one for you. Some credit cards designed for travelers offer a certain amount of cash back or frequent flyer miles.
Don’t forget to shop around and book your trip in advance. The perfect getaway doesn’t have to burn a hole in your pocket!