Are you afraid that your family will not be able to travel this year because of the high gas prices? The fear is normal because it would cost you about $350 one way to take a trip 15-20 hours from where you live. This is the normal traveling distance for a family for vacation, but there is a better way. With cheap travel you can get to where you want to go for much cheaper than what the gas is going to cost you.
Start by giving yourself 2 weeks of vacation this year instead of just one. This will give you more time to be a bit more flexible. This is very important because you will have to be a bit more creative than normal and this will give you time to achieve your ultimate goal of having a relaxing vacation.
The next thing you need to do is compare bus, train, and air prices. Use all the major online sites for booking along with Greyhound to figure out which choice is going to be best for you. This will give you all your options so that you can choose what your best option will be. Stay flexible and fly out on week days between Tuesday and Thursday to get better rates. Also be open to stopping in a couple of destinations on the way for a night or two because it might be cheaper to go that route.
Another thing you can do in order to save money is go see a timeshare presentation. These are not the most pleasant things, but if you are around theme parks, like Disney, you can get your tickets for a great discount just for spending a morning with the timeshare people. Just be prepared to say no a few times. You can even book a resort get a way for a portion of your trip and get your hotel for free at the resort if you go to one of these presentations.
This year the gas prices will have most travelers being more creative and taking alternate types of trips. Don’t let the gas companies win. Use these cheap travel tips along with other creative ways to find the best deal for you and your family this year. You can still get the relaxing vacation you need without the worry of the high gas prices.