Fantasies of fun at the beach are often wiped away by the harsh realities of their true cost. Fortunately, there are some ways consumers can make that vacation work, without having to pay an arm and a leg. All that's required is a bit of planning and perseverance.
We've scoured destinations and deals for weeks to come up with bargains and overlooked off-peak destinations that are still great in winter. So, whether you're looking for a bucket-list beach destination or just wanting to hit the slopes, we've found some awesome deals both near and far.
Why is off season great for cheap traveling? Three words: supply and demand. When demand drops, so do prices on everything from airfare to hotel rooms to attractions. Even food prices can decrease, with many cities holding restaurant weeks during the off-season.
Long layovers can be a real drag, but they certainly don't need to ruin the trip. Venturing out of the airport can add leaps and bounds of enjoyment to your travels, and it's pretty easy to keep the cost down on your hiatus from the terminal.
Labor Day weekend is a great time to escape. But not all destinations are created equal. In fact, some places are much more expensive to fly to over Labor Day weekend than others. We rounded up 6 great flight options, where prices are cheaper and free activities abound.
Off the beaten tourist path, visitors can immerse themselves in new destinations without spending a fortune. Before planning your next global trek, read on to find out how these travelers saved money while vacationing around the world.
We mapped out eight under-the-radar alternatives to popular European destinations, based on the kind of activity you're looking for. Adventure sports, wine tastings, the beach?! These secondary spots are equally as awesome, just a whole lot cheaper.
Whether you're headed to Cabo or Cancun, Mexico City or beyond, flights to Mexico aren't always cheap. Where you live and which airlines service that airport play a big part in how much you'll pay for your flight.
The faraway Hawaiian Islands, surrounded by endless Pacific Ocean, are not always cheap to reach. Do you know how much it costs, on average, to fly from your state to Hawaii? How about if you're getting a good deal?
Finally, a small sliver of good news for air travelers: Summer airfares are falling. According to a report from the Airlines Reporting Corp, domestic airfares are $2.01 cheaper compared to last summer; that's a less than 1 percent drop.