With the summer season right around the corner, there are lots of fun options to get out and enjoy the beautiful warm weather. Even if you’re not financially flexible enough for an extravagant vacation right now, there are still creative ways to find and afford a nice Summer vacation. Here are some great tips to help you get started.


Do Your Homework

The beauty of the Internet is that you can find almost anything you desire! Whether you’re searching for a trip that will take you near or far, jump online and see if your ideal adventure is within financial reach. There are tons of resources that will let you compare flights, hotels, or even do house swaps!


Consider Your Tax Return

If you’re one of the lucky ones who will receive a refund on your 2020 tax return, then maybe you can use it to fund your summer escape. In fact, as the tax deadline was delayed this year, that refund should be rolling in right about now. How’s that for perfect timing?


Think About Your Social Circle

Think about your family and friends as vacation options. Who do you know who lives in a foreign country, another state, or just in a great location? Perhaps by a beach or in an exciting city? Don’t be shy about asking if relatives or friends are willing to let you stay at their vacation home, or even as a guest in their own home.


Don’t Forget Credit Card Perks

If you have a credit card that offers cash back or rewards points, take a good look at your summary and see how far it can get you this summer. Many of today’s credit cards offer rewards that are redeemable for travel, gift cards, and even concierge-level services that can grant access to exclusive travel packages and special upgrades.


Be Flexible

While a chic hotel and an exclusive B&B can seem like ideal choices, expensive lodgings are one of the things that can quickly break a travel budget. Be open to economic accommodations like home rentals. That will also help you save money by having a kitchen onsite. Between cooking at the house and avoiding expensive hotels, your vacation may be more affordable than you realize!


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