As the winter season drags on, travel hopes are exceedingly high for the next big vacation. But, of course, that trip may need to be on a budget, so here are five tips to turn that next getaway into an affordable adventure.
We tapped top travel guru Peter Greenberg, the travel editor for CBS News, for his secrets to saving the most on your next vacation.
Time It Right
You can afford visiting a swanky destination…as long as you arrive at the right time. Travelers can score big savings either before or after high season times by taking advantage of “shoulder season” rates.
“Last year in Colorado and Wyoming the ski season extended through July, so you don’t necessarily have to go in January, February and March. Go in April, May and June for better lift ticket deals and all-inclusive packages,” says Greenberg.
The same rule of thumb applies for cruises, he adds. If you go before June 15 or after September 4 for an Alaskan cruise, for example, you could ...
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