Traveling over the holidays is a crazy adventure. The roads are busy, the airports are packed, and prices surge through the roof wherever you try and go. It almost seems like the magic of going home for the holidays is slowly disappearing. It might seem impossible, but we think you can have fun this holiday season and save money, all the while traveling around to multiple cities to visit your family. Here are some of the best ways to save money while you are traveling this holiday:
Don’t Overspend on Your Hotel Rooms
Staying with family can be stressful and overwhelming, but booking a hotel for multiple nights or even in multiple locations also gets very expensive, especially if it’s a last-minute decision. If you’re always on the go, look no further than SnapTravel for all your hotel booking needs. SnapTravel allows users to book hotels at highly discounted rates over SMS or FB messenger. You can talk to them on your terms, where you already spend most of your time: your phone! Booking through a private 1-1 chat gets you results instantaneously and even can get your upgrades since they stay up-to-date on your reservation after you’ve booked. If you need to stay in multiple cities and just need a little alone time while you’re doing it, don’t be afraid to look at hotels. You really can have it all this holiday season!
Cook at Home with the Family
Traveling always includes eating out; they just go hand in hand. So, this year, be extra cautious where you are spending money on food. When you’re flying or on the road, bring snacks to eat along the way. Not only is it healthier, but you’ll also get more for your money that way. Then when you get to your family, try and only go out to dinner a few times. The other nights, cook together as a group. Making dinner together is an amazing way to creating lasting memories, especially if you aren’t staying together over the holiday or don’t get to spend a ton of time together throughout the year. Maximizing time together is the best gift you can give!
Gift Experiences This Year
Bringing gifts with you while you’re traveling takes up unnecessary space, especially when you’re flying. Unless you’re shipping gifs, traveling with them likely means you must check a bag which just means you’re throwing away money. Instead of just getting “things” this year, gift your loved ones with experiences that you can do together. Season tickets to a museum, sporting venue, or the ballet are gifts that keep giving all year long. You can even do a cooking class, workout session, or outdoor activity. Learning something new together is always a great experience. If there’s too much going on during the holidays, schedule it for later in the year. That way everyone has something to look forward to.
It’s about time that we bring back the magic of going home for the holidays. Traveling to see multiple family members or even multiple families can be extremely daunting and expensive. Save yourself some trouble and some money and book using SnapTravel so you can enjoy the holiday season instead of dreading it. Use these tips to plan, book and spend your time and money wisely when visiting your relatives this year.