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by Dianna Ranere

5 Ways To Afford That Dream Vacation

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Have you been dreaming of going on vacation but you just don’t think you will ever have enough money to make it happen? No worries! Your dream vacation doesn’t have to be expensive, there are lots of ways you can make that dream a reality, and with a little planning, you and your family can enjoy memorable and affordable international vacations all over the world!

1. Save Your Money – I know, it sounds easier said than done but you need money to go on vacation, right? So, plan on an amount that you are comfortable putting away each paycheck, after time you won’t even miss it coming out of your check and you will have a nice amount saved for your dream vacation.

2. Choose an Affordable Destination – Work within your budget and find a destination where your money will go a long way. That means looking into exchange rates so you can see just how much you will be able to get with your money. You might even save enough to stay longer or visit more than one place.

3. Use Those Credit Cards – By using credit cards with rewards you can accumulate points that can be redeemed for flights and accommodations. So use those cards but don’t go too crazy because you don’t want to rack up a lot of debt.

4. Research Those Flights! – Look for airlines with budget-friendly options for flights. Flights that are later are usually cheaper. Just do your research or have a travel agent get you the best rates.

5. Look for ALL the Discounts – Research major travel discounts, such as AAA or student discounts. Also, again, look for package deals on flights, cars, and hotels.