Take a Summer Vacation on the Cheap

Take a Summer Vacation on the Cheap
Take a Summer Vacation on the Cheap

Here are some ways college students can save big on airfares and lodging this summer break. Many students spend all their time in school and no time making extra cash. As a result, they are always on the hunt for cheap stuff! Here are some ways to get a low cost or no cost vacation.

 

Airfare

Airfare
Airfare

Airline tickets are a huge cost, but the price can vary depending on where you buy them. The first place you can start looking for airfare is a travel search engine. Yeah, that’s right, search engines are popping up that serve only the travel industry. Kayak.com are two such sites. They search hundreds of websites for prices on airfare, hotels and rental cars. If you don’t have any luck with the search engines, go directly to the source. Deep discount sites like Hotwire.com and Priceline.com offer some deals.

 

Lodging

Lodging
Lodging

For cheap hotel/motel lodging, you can look at the same travel search engines listed above. Hotwire and Priceline, as well as Hotels.com and Expedia.com, offer discount rooms.

If you really wish to travel cheap, think about lodging in one of the many youth hostels across America and abroad. Hostels.com is your one-stop shop for hostel locations, reservations and message boards where travelers post about anything hostel.

Also, don’t forget about the great American pastime of camping. Cook your food on a BBQ pit, sleep in a tent and wake up under the sunrise. Check your state campground website for information on local campgrounds.