Summer vacations are perfect for hitting the road for adventure or staying close to home to simply recharge. The slower pace and rest a vacation offers are priceless, but you can still practice financial vigilance. Here’s how to get the most for your money as you travel this summer.
During the winter months, tropical hot spots command top dollar. But you can find bargains south of the equator during the summer months. Land a package deal to a Caribbean or South American destination and enjoy less crowded beaches and hotels in paradise.
Dollars Go Further in Europe
For the first time in over a decade, the U.S. dollar is approaching a 1:1 ratio with the euro. American travelers can expect their vacation budgets to go further in all 19 countries operating on the euro currency. Airfare to Europe is also less expensive this summer. If you plan to visit several countries, consider purchasing a 30-
Think Outside the Hotel Room
Check out websites that coordinate home sharing in hundreds of countries around the world, typically at prices far below standard hotel rates. Also consider family-
If you aren’t particular about where you travel or specifically when, you can often find last-
Traveling costs money, but vacation memories are irreplaceable. If you need help planning your trip, ask a travel agent to provide information and tips for saving money on specific locales. Also, ask your financial advisor to help you budget and work toward your short-
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Michael W K Yee, CFP®, CFS®, CRPC®, is a Financial Advisor and CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER practitioner™ with Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. in Honolulu, HI. He specializes in fee-
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