Various Ways to Inexpensive Travel, Says Travel Deals Website Founder
(New York, New York) - Gas prices are edging higher and higher and airlines are inflicting new pain on the wallet with a variety of booking and travel fees. It’s hard to get away from the growing cost of travel these days.
But one website, LuckyChic.com, and its founder Joel Fan, are offering some tips on cutting the costs of whooping it up in style abroad or around the nation.
First, Fan suggest to use apps.
“There are many apps that can save you money,” Fan said. “Whether it be GasBuddy to help you find the cheapest gas near you or ATMHunter which allows you to avoid fees when withdrawing money.”
Next up, use the brown bag method. Make your own lunches or breakfasts while traveling whenever possible. It’s not too hard in some instances to stock up on fruit, snacks and cold cuts. He also suggests reusing a water bottle and refilling it, to cut beverage costs.
Look to the happy hours when entertaining yourself at night. “Drinking can often be very expensive and the drinks can quickly break your budget,” Fan said. “Research happy hours or local deals using Yelp.”
Look into public transit at your destination, such as the subway or a bus, instead of a taxi or car rental.
“Take advantage of deals,” Fan said. “If you’re a member of organizations that offer discounts, look into where you could be saving money. AAA offers its members a variety of savings which range from discounts to attractions to local restaurants.”
A variety of cheap vacation packages lurk out there, which is where his website comes in. LuckyChic is a luxury bidding site which also features vacation packages which include hotel, airfare, and access to exclusive events. Just recently an LA Fashion Week package sold for $35.70.
Fan is quick to point out you should always keep safety in mind as well. “Make sure you save money reasonably; it’s not worth trying to risk your safety to save money.”