Traveling and exciting vacations aren’t just reserved for those with plenty of money to spend. You can enjoy a great vacation without breaking the bank with a little planning and preparation. Make sure to determine your vacation budget- carefully! Planning where to go, budgeting how much to spend, and shopping smart can help you travel to just about anywhere.

1. Book a Low Hotel Rate

Several online booking sites offer hotel rooms at a steep discount. Hotels will list unsold rooms on these sites at a discount, so if you’re looking for a deal, it’s a great way to save anywhere from $20 to $50 per night on a room. Book quickly, though, because the supply can be small during busy times. If you don’t find a room online, call the hotel directly – sometimes they’ll have a special rate that you can only book through them.

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