Everybody loves to travel, but few love the price tag that comes with it. The cost of flights, hotels, and currency exchanges can end up grounding a lot of these flights of fancy, as the average Canadian spends $1,007 on international travel—the third highest in the world according to the UNWTO Tourism Highlights report. If you want to make the most of your summer vacation without going broke, you’ll need to follow these savvy tips to keep your travel bill low.
Know what you can afford
It sounds so simple, but would-be travellers skip this step frequently. With their minds set on elaborate travel plans, they’re focused on budget-busting trips they can’t afford, so they assume all travel is out of their reach.
Just because a three-month backpacking trip across Asia may not be within your capabilities doesn’t mean you have to stay home this year. You can plan a smaller vacation that fits your finances, but first, you need to know what you can afford.