Summer vacation is the perfect time for— well— vacation! Whether it’s a getaway with college buddies or a reunion trip with old friends, travelling over the summer can be awesome for college students. After all, exchanging last semester’s textbooks for sunglasses and a beach towel would likely feel pretty satisfying. However, calculating costs for a summer trip is usually fairly dissatisfying. It can be overwhelming planning a vacation while on a student budget, but if you consider these 5 simple tips, you’ll be on your way to saving some serious summer cash!
1. Book early
It’s always smart to plan ahead. Have a vacation destination in mind? Set a date with your friends ASAP! The earlier you book, the less expensive it will be. This goes for airplanes, buses, and more! Be aware of any dates that might be particularly busy where and when you travel. Maybe there’s a festival or concert in town; unless you’re attending, try to avoid going during that time. Not only will it be more difficult to find lodging, but prices can be jacked up for transportation too. Traveling mid-week and avoiding any holidays are usually good moves. So do some research and plan ahead. Not only will you save money, you’ll also have more time to prepare for the trip and to plan out an itinerary.