Here are some really simple ways to save on a beach vacation. A trip to the beach with the family offers an incredible experiences whether you're exploring Gold Coast's stunning coastlines in Australia or enjoying a relaxing weekend at Jersey Shore. With the right planning, you can make the most of your beach vacation while keeping your budget in check.
We've taken trips all over the world and have missed some giant money savings opportunities that were seemingly all around us if we had just taken the time to do a little extra research. We have done the travel research for you, all you have to do is keep reading and before you know it, you'll be taking that beach vacation of your life, for a steeply discounted price.
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Buy it used
Well, not really used: more like discounted and/or unused reservations. Sometimes, people can put their vacation opportunities up at real discounts. Did you know that there are all sorts of people out there who own time shares but can't use them for various reasons? Maybe the season isn't right, or they can't seem to get the flight that they need.
eBay has a thriving market for timeshare opportunities. A lot of the listings are permanent (e.g. people looking for others to buy their times shares out completely), but sometimes people are just looking to monetize a weeks' worth of timeshare that they can't seem to use themselves. Their loss can be your opportunity. While there are numerous websites available, let's take eBay as an example. On eBay, it operates as an auction platform where the highest bidder typically wins.
Guess what? Expedia and Orbitz might seem like the juggernauts of internet travel and control a lot of the market. BUT, guess why!? they don't have every vendor available. A lot of the discount airlines like SouthWest and JetBlue don't use either of these massive companies and you can only get their deals by going directly to their website.
Don't' tell anyone, but from what we've heard JetBlue is supposed to have really nice seats and monitors on new planes with really good prices. We haven't used JetBlue ourselves yet, but it's supposed to be really good (especially at delivering good value on Northeast to Florida routes). That tip alone could save you some bucks while getting you a really nice flight.
Stay local and or domestic
The first 2 points are perfectly valid in planning for any trips but when you consider what you might have to shell out for destinations abroad, it slowly cancels out the savings. With that in mind, there is a beautiful beach state located not too far from anyone hint hint...east of the Mississippi. That's right, Florida! With miles of pristine coastline, Florida's beaches are renowned for their beauty and allure.
There has been a lot of development in Florida during the last 50 years, but it's still a massive state with plenty of undiscovered beaches. The state of Florida can be great if you know where to look. The undiscovered spots of Florida can really be something else and provide a captivating backdrop for unforgettable experiences.
Book that beach vacation
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