Vacation on a Budget

By: Vanessa Araiza Email
By: Vanessa Araiza Email

You don't have to spend a lot to have a get a way.

Carmen Calley has been booking vacations for people for the past 25 years.

She says even if you can't afford to travel across the county, there are still places to unwind.

"There are a lot of great short cruises, ports that we can easily drive to, like Mobile, New Orleans, Jacksonville, Tampa," Calley says.

Even with strained finances, Calley says people are still booking their vacations..

"We are about the same as last year. We've noticed that people may not be taking as long of trips, they may do something shorter, maybe a little bit different but they are still traveling," she continued.

Some tips you may want to consider when finding your dream destination.

Experts say flying on Monday through Wednesday could save more money than flying out on a Thursday. That's when airlines generally start to raise their rates.

Also, give some leeway on the days you plan to leave.

"We know about the specials that they have out, maybe if you could change your week or change your month to get a better deal," Calley suggests.

Either way, taking a vacation and saving money while you do it is a break in itself.

Experts say having an idea of where you want to travel and having an approximate budget makes it easier to find the right getaway for you.

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