Conde Nast Traveler has a great list of ten ways to save on vacations this year that goes beyond the obvious tips you’ve heard a million times before. If you’re a fan of international travel, the strong U.S. dollar makes this year a great time to travel to places with favorable exchange rates. Save even more by getting an online checking account from Charles Schwab that refunds international ATM fees and switching your phone plan to one that includes free international data and texting. T-Mobile’s Simple Choice plan is a great option for this.
Once you’re in your country of choice, try checking out the “second city” rather than spending all your time in the most famous metropolis. In many countries, the most popular city will be significantly more expensive, and it will be swarming with other tourists. Going off the beaten path can be rewarding both financially and experientially. It’s always great when you catch locals looking at you with the thought, “How did they end up here?”
Of course, the number one tip for saving on travel this year is to use Sky Tours!
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