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.