Did you know that depending on where and how you travel, summertime could actually be off season? These days, with so many options for vacations and getaways 365 days during the year, it pays to check out all the different ways you can get to where you’d like to go as well as what might be off season for them, making it a much more affordable trip for you.
For instance, Wednesday is known as the cheapest day to fly. Because it falls in the middle of the week, you’re more likely to get a better deal leaving on a Wednesday. Tuesday and Saturdays are the next best days to travel to get a good deal. And of course, as we all know, flying as early in the morning possible will get you a better price break as well. But don’t try and book your flight too far in advance, it could end up costing you as sometimes flights change or are completely eliminated. Your best bet is to plan to purchase your tickets 3-4 months in advance at the earliest for traveling here at home. If you’re looking to take a trip to Europe, you can stretch that out to 5 months.
Do you enjoy traveling by train? Interestingly enough, on the east coast, if you’re traveling to Florida by train; you actually get a better price break if you book your travel between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Florida is a huge draw for Snowbirds and most of them travel by the Amtrak auto train starting as soon as the end of October. You could save as much as 300-400 dollars just by heading to Florida during the summer.
Where is your favorite off season vacation spot?
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Thanks very much for these helpful tips. I travel a lot. I was not aware that Wednesday is the cheapest day. That is very good information to know.
I want to use Amtrak but every time I have checked, the rates have been ridiculously high. I’ll give it another try though. Thanks for reminding me that it could be an option.