PHILADELPHIA, PA, February 04, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/
-- With spring and summer travel planning in full swing, many families are currently debating where to go for family vacation. Travel is not inexpensive, though, and having a good time without breaking a budget can prove a difficult challenge. "The Vancouver Sun" recently ran an article that highlights ways in which families can cut back on their expenses without sacrificing experiences while on vacation. Yasmin Malhotra
, an avid traveler, agrees with the tips offered by the article and encourages families to take them to heart when mapping out their getaways.
The article encourages travelers to do the following to maximize their budgets: travel during off season, book rooms with kitchenettes to reduce food costs, stay in hotels that provide continental breakfasts, fly midweek to reduce cost of airfare, book accommodations early, take advantage of credit card reward programs, drive instead of fly, accumulate hotel loyalty points, join an automotive club that offers discounts on travel and hotel expenses, research prices online, and consider all-inclusive vacation packages.
"Traveling can take a toll on your bank account," Yasmin Malhotra states, "and this can prevent many families from getting out and exploring the world. But the truth is that you can minimize your expenses by strategically scheduling your trip. Travel can play an important role in a person's development and in their perspective. As such, I highly recommend that families do all they can to learn about the world around them by experiencing it."
Malhotra encourages families to consider cruises as an alternative to other travel options if they are looking to fit a great vacation into a tighter budget. Cruises are all-inclusive, so the cost of activities and food are included in the price of the ticket (with the exception, in many cases, of on-shore excursions and beverages). Additionally, cruise ships strive to offer entertainment and other activities that people of all ages enjoy, so families can have a good time together and individual members can also pursue their interests.
Malhotra also suggests alternating large and small trips. This will give families time to save for more expensive international vacations, but will not require them to completely forgo their vacation time during the off years. For instance, a family may spend a week at the beach or in the mountains while saving for a more expensive trip to Italy, France, or Spain the year after.
Travel is an exciting activity that Malhotra believes can help people create a global perspective that will allow them to better thrive in today's world. As a result, she encourages families to do what they can to incorporate travel into their lifestyle.
A writer, Yasmin Malhotra
has published numerous articles spanning a wide range of topics, including AIDS, globalization, art, immigration, and more. Yasmin Malhotra is an avid traveler who is interested in learning about new cultures and surfing. Additionally, Yasmin Malhotra focuses on social work and participates in a long list of non-profit endeavors, including supporting education, assisting individuals in financial need, and reading to the elderly.
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