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Vacationing on a Budget

Vacations can be expensive, but by planning ahead and saving before your trip, you don't have to worry about breaking the bank.

Vacations can be expensive, but by planning ahead and saving before your trip, you don’t have to worry about breaking the bank.

 

The spring break season may be over, but summer vacation season is just around the corner, and it’s always a good idea to start planning how to have a vacation without breaking the bank. AbbyBank is here to offer some tips that will let you have a great vacation with your family without stretching your budget too thin.

Plan Your Vacation

While taking a spur-of-the-moment trip with the family can certainly be fun, it can also be expensive. Planning your trips in advance not only gives you time to make sure you see everything you want to see, but it also allows you to save for the trip beforehand.

Make the Most of Your Destination

There are a lot of areas around the country that allow you to visit multiple locations during one trip. On the densely-packed East Coast, you can fly into Philadelphia and be a short car ride away from other great cities like New York or Washington D.C.

Fly Smart

Air travel is another area where planning can pay off. Booking flights in advance can help save you hundreds of dollars. Buying your tickets within a week of the flight can result in tickets getting really expensive. Additionally, if you look to use smaller, regional airports, rather than larger airports in big cities, you can save money if you’re willing to use an airport that’s a little out of the way.

Happy at the Hotel

Finding a hotel doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg. There are several budget hotels located in major cities. You can also save money on food for the trip by staying at a hotel that offers breakfast and has appliances in the rooms, which will allow you to prepare some of your own meals while on vacation.

If you’re planning a vacation, AbbyBank has several savings accounts that can help your money grow with interest before you head out. You can also easily track how much you’re spending on your trip with our mobile banking services. AbbyBank wishes you happy travels, wherever you go.

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