Guest Post 1: Planning a Budget-Friendly Weekend Trip

Guest Post.

The following post is from one of our readers – Henry Moore. Henry’s Bio;

Henry is the co-creator of FitWellTraveler. The site blends two of his favorite subjects (travel and health) to provide readers with information about how to get the most out of both. He believes travel can change you, and good health preserves you. He combines both in his work on FitWellTraveler.

We hope you enjoy the post!

Thank-you Henry for the informative post!

Any comments on this post can be sent directly to Henry at h_moore@fitwelltraveler.com

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The Art of the Mini-Vacation: How to Plan a Budget-Friendly Weekend Trip by Henry Moore

Everybody loves a good vacation: toes in the sand, ocean breeze on your skin, the gentle sounds of waves in your ears. Of course, we only get so many vacation days per year and most of us don’t have the financial ability to take more than one vacation.

Fortunately, regardless of what you do for a living or how much money you make, there are still ways you can work more of that vacation feeling into your life all year round. One of those ways is by taking a weekend trip. Weekend getaways can be a budget-friendly way to escape from the monotony and stress of everyday life in the form of a mini-vacation.

Here are some tips for how to plan a budget-friendly weekend trip.

Save Money on Transportation

Travel hacking, or finding ways to travel for free or low-cost using points, has become all the rage over the last decade or so. Websites like The Points Guy have soared to popularity thanks to offering everyday people advice on how to travel like a millionaire without requiring large amounts of cash in the bank. It might sound too good to be true, but many people are able to cash in their credit card points and hotel rewards for extremely cheap or even free travel.

One way to save money on your travels is by searching the web for vacation packages and promo codes for companies like Priceline. Another way to save money is by driving, rather than flying. Not only is this often cheaper than a plane ticket; it’s also easier if you’re taking a quick weekend trip to a place within a short drive from your home. In fact, you can save even more money by investigating weekend packages and cashback offers for Enterprise Rent-A-Car, which will help you avoid putting wear and tear on your own vehicle.

Affordable Accommodations

When it comes to affordable accommodations, look into coupons and dealsfor sites like Hotels.com, which allows you to book last-minute hotel reservations at a discount. Best of all, after staying 10 nights, you’ll be rewarded with a free night at the hotel of your choice.

Want to avoid paying high hotel rates? Consider popular options like Airbnb, where you can rent a local person’s home in the city of your choice. While this isn’t for the faint of heart, it’s become a relatively common and mainstream option. What’s more, you can save money by avoiding the high price of staying at hotels in high-cost locations.

Free Events and Activities

Visit a museum on a slower day when admission is free or discounted. Participate in a self-guided walking tour. Use public transportation rather than renting a car. And, whenever possible, consider staying with a friend rather than booking a hotel. That way, not only will you save money on accommodations, but you might even have a friend to show you around the city or tell you fun, low-cost activities to participate in.

As you can see, there are many options for traveling throughout the year on almost any budget. By following the money-saving tips in this article, you can treat yourself to a nice weekend getaway without breaking the bank. Can’t wait for your next vacation? Consider taking a mini-vacation over a long (or short) weekend. Best of all, when your vacation is as affordable as the ones recommended here, you’ll feel guilt-free about taking your trip. That means you’ll be able to truly relax and enjoy the moments, sights, and sounds all weekend long.

Henry Moore
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Thank you Henry for you informative post on budget travel!
Comments can be sent directly to Henry at: h_moore@fitwelltraveler.com
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