Fun & Frugal Summer Vacation Ideas

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Summer is around the corner – and we thought this would be a great time to talk about fun and frugal activities to do.

Today’s #CreditChat panel included: Kristin Wong– Writer for Lifehacker and Two Cents and Founder of Brokepedia, Kaeli Conforti- Digital Editor at Budget Travel,  Rod Griffin – Director of Public Education at Experian, and Mike Delgado – Social Media Community Manager at Experian.

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Questions We Discussed:

  • Q1: What has been one of your memorable vacations?
  • Q2: What are the benefits of planning ahead when budgeting for a vacation?
  • Q3: What should a vacation budget factor in?  Any unexpected costs you can think of?
  • Q4: Where do you find great deals on places to stay?
  • Q5: Where and when do you find the best deals on airline tickets?
  • Q6: What are some budget-friendly vacation tips for millennials traveling with a loved one or friends?
  • Q7: What are some budget-friendly vacation ideas for families?
  • Q8: What are some unconventional summer vacation ideas that are easy on the wallet?
  • Q9: How can vacationers protect themselves from identity theft?
  • Q10: What are your final tips for someone planning a fun and frugal summer vacation?

Highlights from this #CreditChat on SlideShare:

Tweetable Tips:

Budgeting ahead of time gives you a ballpark idea of how much you’ll be spending so there aren’t too many surprises. @BudgetTravel
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A while back, Cheap Air reported flights are cheapest ~54 days before departure. I’ve found this to be pretty accurate. @Brokepedia
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Resources Shared:

Airbnb
Hopper
The Hipmunk
Travelocity
Trivago
Hotel Tonight
Roomer

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