Here’s three simple ways to save on beach vacation travel. We all know that the beach is an incredible experience.
No matter whether you’ve traveled to far western Australia or taken a quick weekend trip to the Jersey Shore, barring rain, the beach is usually a really enjoyable experience. It’s a matter of taking the time to do a little extra research.
Well, you are in luck. The travel research has been done for you, all you have to do is be willing to keep reading. Before you know it, you’ll be taking the beach vacation of your life, at a discount. Here we go:
1) Buy it used. Well, not really used: more like discounted (or unused actually). Sometimes, people can put their vacation properties 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 whatever reason?
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. Pay attention to the bidding and the time left on it if you’re searching on Ebay.
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 I’ve heard, JetBlue is supposed to have really nice seats and monitors on new planes with really good prices. I haven’t flown JetBlue yet, but it’s supposed 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) 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 it’s beaches are still fantastic. Florida is still beautiful. There has been a lot of development of 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. And the undiscovered spots of Florida can really be something else. However, they are becoming more and more difficult to find as thousands of people migrate to Florida in search of a warmer climate.
So there you have it, pack your swimsuit, sunscreen and away you go!