9 Tips for Planning an Affordable Holiday Vacation

Vacations are often one of the first luxury items to be cut when budgets are tight. But if you or your family are staging a revolt at the idea of just hanging out at home all summer long, then take these tips and do some advance planning. A cheaper vacation doesn’t mean a day trip to the nearest, overdone tourist trap. With some time and savvy planning, and these tips in hand, you can plan a vacation that’s not just cheaper but also better.

And to be fair, that’s an extremely legitimate question. Before I started making a hobby of traveling (that’s fun, can I say that?), I had the impression that traveling out of the country was expensive and unattainable. And depending on your booking habits, it definitely can be.