Traveling on a Budget: Smart Ways to Save on a Summer Vacation

Join our weekly #CreditChat on Twitter, Periscope, Snapchat & YouTube Live every Wednesday at 3 p.m. ET. This week we discussed ways to save money while on holiday.

Our featured guests included: Mickela Mallozzi: Emmy Award-Winning Host of Bare Feet on PBS; Chris Reynolds: Los Angeles Times Travel Writer; Alexander M. Howard: Destination Editor at LonelyPlanet; Lee from BaldThoughts.com; Susan ShainTraveler & Writer at ThePennyHoarder;  Shannon McNay: Community Builder & Writer at MyBankTracker; Rod GriffinDirector of Public Education at Experian and Mike DelgadoSocial Media Community Manager at Experian.

Questions We Discussed:

Q1: Do you enjoy traveling? Where’s a favorite spot you visited – or want to go?
Q2: What are the expenses you need to think about when traveling?
Q3: What can drain your budget fast when traveling? What do you skimp/splurge on?
Q4: Where (and when) do you go to buy your airline tickets? How do you find deals?
Q5: How do you find great deals on where to stay (while staying safe and comfortable)?
Q6: How do you safely and securely manage your financial accounts when traveling?
Q7: Any favorite tools to help you save money when traveling? Books? Apps? Websites?
Q8: What are some financial emergencies that can happen when traveling? How do you prepare?
Q9: Any final tips for those that want save money when traveling?

View the entire discussion via Storify

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Resources:

Vacationing On A Shoestring via Rutgers

Travel Budget Calculator via IndependentTraveler.com

Matrix Airfare Search via ita sofware

Want to Get Cheap Flights? Whatever You Do, Don’t Buy Tickers on This Day via The Penny Hoarder 

Google flights via Google

Free Flights 101: How to Get Started Using Frequent Flyer Miles via The Penny Hoarder

How to Save Money on Travel: 10 Smart Accommodation Options That Save You Hundreds via The Penny Hoarder

9 Travel Apps to Save You Time and Money via U.S. News

Travel Resources via Susan Shain

10 of the best travel apps that you’ll actually use via The Guardian

Emergency Financial Assistance for U.S. Citizens Abroad via U.S. Department of State

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