Spend more time and less money at va­ca­tions

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Lifestyle -

Want to spend qual­ity time with your fam­ily on a va­ca­tion, but by not caus­ing a hole in your pocket? Here are some quick tips to make it hap­pen. Travel at less pop­u­lar times: The price of flights varies con­sid­er­ably de­pend­ing on the month, day and even time of travel. Avoid­ing week­ends can make a huge im­pact on the price. Fly in­di­rect: In case there is more time but less money, try flights with a stop-over. In­di­rect routes to the main destination will cost less and will also give one the time to ex­plore more than one destination. Mix and match your flights: Us­ing a com­bi­na­tion of air­lines can also prove to be an ef­fec­tive cost sav­ing strat­egy. Mix and match the air­lines to find the best price com­bi­na­tion. Fly from an al­ter­na­tive air­port: Even though there may be an air­port at the doorstep, don’t rule out the pos­si­bil­ity that it may be cheaper to fly from one slightly fur­ther away. Bring your own food on board: Many low-cost air­lines charge for food on board and it is of­ten pricey. Save your­self a small for­tune by tak­ing along snacks in­stead of buy­ing them. Beat the bag­gage fees : If you’re wor­ried about ex­cess bag­gage charges, why not wear your ex­tra items in­stead of cram­ming them into your case? Weigh your lug­gage be­fore you leave home: Some of us get to the air­port to find we’re over our bag­gage limit and pay in­flated charges. Avoid this by weigh­ing your bag at home and take out un­nec­es­sary items. Try a pri­vate room in­stead of a ho­tel: Over the last few years there’s been an ex­plo­sion in web­sites that al­low lo­cals to rent out their spare rooms and apart­ments. They have trans­formed ac­com­mo­da­tion op­tions, and for trav­ellers, the ex­pe­ri­ence can be far more re­ward­ing than a stay in a chain ho­tel. Eat like a lo­cal: Tast­ing new cui­sine is a part of the joy of trav­el­ling, which also saves money. From $1 bowls of noo­dles in Viet­nam to back­street French bistros, prod­ucts lo­cally sourced are tastier, than the ones im­ported.

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