Pro Travel Tips To save Money On Your International Trip
Here are a few savvy travel tips to help you get the most out of your trip. Laminate Important Documents One of the smartest things you can do is laminate important documents like a copy of your passport, travel insurance certificates, birth certificate or driver’s license. Just don’t laminate the original! Those aren’t always accepted. By laminating, you’re able to protect them from potential water damage, ensuring you have safe copies should they be needed.
Use Chase Sapphire Reserve Card or similar:
The Chase Sapphire Reserve credit card was launched in 2017 and is used by savvy traveler because of the added travel insurance benefits that come attached to this account. This includes cancellation insurance (with fast reimbursement) to trip delay Expert Travel Insider: Special Report 22 benefits, baggage delay benefits and auto rental protection. It is only one good example of a good card to use( do some research you might be surprised what perks your card or others offer)
Use Flight Discount Sites:
The more flexible you are, the easier it will be to score the best rates. In fact, the difference of changing your date by just one day can often mean saving hundreds of dollars. You probably are familiar with many flight discount sites or apps, but below are a few examples...
Flight Discount Sites:
Pro Tip: Never search flights based on a group. Airlines will always show the highest priced ticket and then assign seats together in that price group. Instead, search for seats individually so you can score the lowest price point and then reserve additional seats after.
Expert Travel Insider: Special Report 23 Just the same, book early but not too far ahead. There’s a sweet spot where you’ll be able to secure lower priced airfare if you book in advance. 6-8 weeks is typically the best time to book.
Become a Couch Surfer:
If you want to save a ton of money on accommodations, consider couch surfing. Not only will you be able to save money but you’ll get to know the locals. My favorite site is https://www.couchsurfing.com/ where you’ll be able to connect with potential hosts. Couch surfing is a great way to engage with locals and get to learn about and experience their culture first hand.