Alexa von To­bel

Stay­ca­tion, schmay­ca­tion. What­ever trip you’ve been dream­ing of, fi­nan­cial guru tells you how to make it a re­al­ity.

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The longer the break, the bet­ter, right? Ac­tu­ally, stud­ies show that it’s the ex­cite­ment of an­tic­i­pa­tion that max­imises hap­pi­ness. A quickie get­away de­liv­ers those good feel­ings on a bud­get. Got a dream des­ti­na­tion? Keep a tab of air­line prices on­line. Sign­ing up for news­let­ters on book­ing web­sites such as Clear­ is a great idea. You will be reg­u­larly up­dated on sales, dis­counts and other rel­e­vant of­fers. You can save money by shar­ing a rental car, stay­ing in a suite, and re­quest­ing group rates for ac­tiv­i­ties. Use Split­wise, a free app that helps you divvy up the bills. You know what they say: the more the mer­rier! Should you take a bus, a train or a flight? Or should you let your ad­ven­tur­ous spirit drive you to your While you’re brows­ing for ho­tels to stay at make sure you check In­dana Palace in Jodh­pur is for 17,999—44 per­cent less than the tar­iff rate, which is

32,250. Sold! If you’re trav­el­ling abroad, look for deals on HotelTonight (another free app you must

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