Saving money on those summer vacations

With the price of everything being up, a lot of people can’t afford a vacation.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (QC Life) - After two years of not really being able to take a vacation a lot of families are wanting to get out of town this summer.

But with the price of everything being up, a lot of people can’t afford a vacation.

Roni Fishkin with Mann Travels joined us with some ways to save. Here are five:

  • Air fares: Travel on off days and during less popular times
  • Rental cars: Can you avoid them? What are public transportation options?
  • Book early: Plan ahead as much as possible, start thinking about next year
  • Pack light: Avoid baggage fees that can add up
  • Think of alternative destinations: Don’t mind the heat? Go to Arizona or Palm Springs. When it’s getting colder out, visit northern destinations

Cruising is also a great value right now. It’s less expensive than most land vacations and you can drive to several ports from Charlotte.

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