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$MART SPRING BREAK TRAVEL

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Before you deep dive into spring travel (and your wallet) check out these tips that can help you have fun in the sun without breaking the bank. 

  1. Set a realistic budget.

Before you hit the open road, or sky, or seas, consider all the expenses involved. Think about transportation, accommodation, meals, activities, and allocating a portion of your budget for unexpected expenses. Budgeting these items will make overspending less likely.

  1. Be flexible with your destination.

Explore different destinations based on affordability. Lesser-known or up-and-coming destinations can offer rich experiences without the premium rates. By being flexible on the where, you can still have a great vacation without shelling out a ton on airfare.

  1. Embrace free and low-cost activities.

Many destinations offer walking tours, public parks, museums with discounted admission rates, or specific days when attractions offer reduced entry fees. Take advantage of natural wonders, public beaches, hiking trails, and engage with locals to discover hidden gems.

  1. Plan your meals wisely.

Opting for accommodations with kitchen facilities or access to a shared kitchen can save you hundreds. Instead of dining out for every meal, you can prepare some of your meals and frequent local markets to purchase fresh fare and snacks.

  1. Use rewards and discounts.

Have an airline or hotel account? Leverage those travel rewards programs. You can also redeem your uChoose Rewards® points on travel accommodations and use Wise-Traveler to access competitive pricing on hotels and resorts worldwide. Visit www.wise-traveler.com/ecu/ to activate your free membership.

These tips were shared by our partners at GreenPath Financial Wellness, a trusted national nonprofit.

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