Family Vacations and the Search for Savings

Have you been avoiding a well-deserved family vacation due to money concerns? If the answer is yes, you might not be looking at all of your options. From credit card perks you didn't even know you had, to apps that find you the best travel deals, become your own travel agent and start finding savings in unexpected places!

Finding Savings You Didn't Know Existed: Priceless – Rewards and discounts abound – when you know where to look. And sometimes, it might be conveniently located in your own wallet. If you're looking for deals for your next family vacation, do some research into your credit card or insurance company for potential discounts at museums, zoos, theme parks, and more.

Put Those Apps to Good Use – Most of us have a smart phone these days – and most of us can honestly say that the majority of our apps are probably games. Instead of wasting that .99 on the next version of Angry Birds, take a look at the countless useful travel apps now available – some might even be free – that can spot the best deals for you on gas, hotels, and even airfare.

Pack for Packages – The travel industry is over-flowing with deals, but sometimes it takes a bit of luck and patience to find them. Sign-up for travel deal newsletters, try to regularly monitor travel deal sites for low airfare prices, and look for affordable hotel and travel packages whenever possible. Investing a little time and research can afford you big savings for your next vacation.

Teacher Travel – Are you a teacher who likes to travel? Pick up an International Teacher Identity Card (ITIC) and enjoy great travel discounts. From reduced airfare on a number of major airlines, to discounts on hotel accommodations and car rentals, teachers worldwide are being rewarded for their efforts in the classroom – you should be, too.

Don't sacrifice the incredible opportunities for growth and education travel can provide to your family – whether staying stateside and close to home, or venturing to a far-off overseas destination, with a little research, you can find affordable travel deals for your next family vacation.

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