We all want to save money while on a holiday to America. These 6 ways can help you save money during your American holiday.
1. Use Public Transport
Cabs and rental cars cost several times more than public transport, but it’s generally a steal. For instance, running across town will cost you $22 in Orleans, but it costs about $2 if you use streetcar. If you search online, you will discover that major cities publish their transport routes online.
2. Opt for a Phone Roaming Service
Before you leave home, you need to plan your calls. Organize with your mobile services provider and ask for a roaming tariff because you will pay a hefty premium if you are to call internationally. If there is a supply of good internet in your room, you may find it advantageous setting up a Google voice and Skype accounts. Inquire from your telephone services provider if they can set you up for a short term international call service. This way, you will save a lot of money in communication costs.
3. Live in Short Term Holiday homes Instead of Hotels
No matter where you visit in the United States, you can always find holiday homes to rent at a cost that is much lower than what you would pay to lodge in a hotel. However, this can be a perfect choice for holiday makers who travel in groups or families who are on a holiday. However, you may have to cook for yourselves for the period of time you will be residing in the holiday homes. You can save further if you book your holiday home in advance. These homes offer features which most standard hotels don’t which include:
· Full-service kitchens
· Bigger living spaces
This means that you can eat less out and will never worry about making late night trips to the Laundromat.
4. Get Suitable Travel Insurance
Remember that travel insurance offers you protection when on holiday to America. Insurance is a great life saver especially when your bags are stolen or you miss your flights. You can save on insurance by:
· Buying a policy that covers the activities you will be doing.
· Consider paying for all year travel insurance if you will be travelling more often.
· Check out for discounts when buying your travel insurance.
5. Research before Buying Forex
You can get the best rates by researching and placing your orders online in advance. Buying forex online provides you with the convenience of getting the cash delivered right to your doorstep. For iPhone and android phone users, you can use their helpful foreign-currency app known as what’s-the rate. This assists you compare chosen exchange rates that are provided by popular forex service providers. This is a good way of getting a better deal.
6. Fly during off-Peak Seasons
The number of people travelling to American holiday destinations during off-peak season is quite low. This means that the demand for air flight is considerably lower. By planning to get out of your home during off peak season, you can save on air ticket costs.
Anna lives in UK and is an avid reader and blogger. Since her early years she’s had a passion for writing. Her areas of interest are food, reviews (Book/Movie), Travel, Fashion, Lifestyle and fitness. She works as a guest blogger on her chosen areas of interest and currently writes on behalf of esta.