3 Spring Break Travel Tips for a Better Vacay

3 Spring Break Travel Tips for a Better Vacay

 
It’s no secret that traveling can be expensive. But that doesn’t mean it needs to cost an arm and a leg. A good way to start saving is by tracking the lowest fares with our favorite tools and enabling notifications so you know the moment the prices drop.
 

Step 1: Book Your Trip

 

  • Google Flights provides a nice graph to see price trends and better gauge if the price you’re seeing will increase or drop.
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  • Hopper is an easy-to-use app that predicts flight prices giving you suggestions on when you should purchase.
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  • Hotels.com offers a loyalty program that gets you one free night with a purchase of 10—plus, they price match! (Just make sure that your booking is refundable.)
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  • Always look to see if there are cashback deals with your credit card or through sites like Ebates. Some travel sites might offer up to 10% cashback.

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    Step 2: Packing

     

  • Maximize your luggage space by rolling your clothes and packing them into packing cubes.
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  • Save money on travel sizes and fill your own bottles with your favorite toiletries.
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  • Pack an emergency kit and any medicine that your family might need if someone is feeling under the weather. Saves you the time and stress of trying to find a pharmacy.
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  • Bring a collapsible laundry bag so you can keep your dirty clothes nicely separated and out of your clean luggage.
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    Step 3: Prepare for Your Trip

     

  • Bring some activities for the kids to keep them entertained on the road. Some of our favorites include:
    Minions Magnetic Scenes Activity Fun Kit
    Play-Doh Mini Art & Activity Pack-Safari
    Throwback handheld toys
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  • Bring snacks because you don’t want anyone getting hangry. Pack your family favorites in storage containers Traveling while hangry can make a long trip feel even longer.
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  • Have a lot of luggage? Free up your hands and make carrying easier so you’re not fumbling around at the airport.
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  • Bringing a neck pillow is a given, but have you heard of footrests? Turn your seat into a comfortable recliner and make long trips a little more comfortable. Plus, it’s perfect for the little ones!
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  • If you’re checking in your luggage, make sure you have a TSA approved lock to ensure that you won’t need to be replacing a broken one every time TSA decides to inspect your luggage. (It happens more often than not.)
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