Money-Saving Tips for Your Spring Break Vacation

Spring break vacations don’t have to come with a high price tag.

Follow these money-saving tips to have a great time at an affordable price:

Look for student discounts – Many hotels, car rental agencies, and attractions offer student discounts. Check with the student travel association on campus or visit

Book your flight in advance You can save serious money by buying tickets at least one month in advance. Use websites like Expedia or Orbitz. If you’re travelling out of the country, consider travel insurance in case weather or illness prevent you from flying.

Drive instead of fly If your destination is within driving distance, consider using your car instead of flying. You’ll save a bundle and won’t have to rent a car when you get to your destination.

Rent a home  If you’re going with a few friends, consider renting a home using AirBnB or VRBO, which can be significantly cheaper than getting a hotel. You’ll also be able to make your own meals.

Don’t let your spring break put you into debt. With a little prep and planning, you’ll be able to have a great vacation that fits your budget.