Here are some really simple ways to save on a beach vacation. We are going to show you 3 ways to save you some bucks when booking your next beach vacation. The beach is an incredible experience. No matter whether you've traveled to Western Australia or take a quick weekend trip to the Jersey Shore, barring rain, the beach is usually a really enjoyable experience. 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. Well, you are in luck. We have done the travel research for you, all you have to do is be willing to keep reading. Before you know it, you'll be taking the beach holiday of your life, for a steeply discounted price. Here we go:
1.Buy it used
Well, not really used: more like discounted (or unused actually). 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. There are many sites out there but as an example, eBay is an auction, and the highest price wins usually.
2. Compare everything
Guess what? Expedia and Orbitz seem like they are juggernauts of internet travel and they control a lot of the market. BUT, 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.
3. Stay local and or domestic
The first 2 points are perfectly valid in any trip planning but almost worthless when you consider that you might have to shell out a lot more bucks for destinations abroad. There is a beautiful beach state located not too far from anyone East of the Mississippi. That's right. Florida. Florida is back and its beaches are still fantastic. Florida is still beautiful. There has been a lot of development in Florida during the last 50 years, but Florida is still a massive state with plenty of undiscovered beaches. The state of Florida can be great if you know where to look. It's pretty nice. Trust us....the undiscovered spots of Florida can really be something else. However, they are becoming more and more difficult to find as thousands of people move to Florida every month. Check it out and when in doubt ask Mr. Google.
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