1)Be careful of foreign transaction and ATM Fees
Paying to use your own money is often an infuriating consequence of traveling abroad, but it doesn’t have to be. If you’re still paying fees for making foreign transactions, it’s time to switch banks—there are plenty that don’t charge you to use your card overseas.
2)Checking a Bag
Over-packing is a common problem, but in an age of increasing airline baggage fees, it’s more than just inconvenient – it’s costly. Traveling without checking a bag is relatively easy if you maximize your carry-on and personal item capabilities.
36 billion has been accounted for auxiliary fees for the airlines last year alone
3) Eating out
Eating exclusively at restaurants isn’t just unhealthy – it’s expensive. As housesitting and Airbnb become more popular, however, it’s more common than ever to have access to a kitchen and the opportunity to cook meals. This is good news for people who want to save money (and calories). Check out the local culinary scene by all means, but not every meal has to be one that’s heavy on your wallet.
4)Driving or taking cabs
The best way to explore a city is by walking or taking public transit, both for your health and your wallet. Don’t fall for cheap car rentals in other countries—the difference in gasoline prices can be a huge drawback to that plan. Uber is also now an option that has local cab companies scared.
5) Reward Programs
File rewards programs under “always do”—whether it’s for airlines or lodging. Even if you don’t think you’ll be a returning customer, you’ve got nothing to lose. Tallying up enough of those points can happen faster than you think, and some programs offer inside deals or freebies just for signing up. From monthly wine deals with Virgin America to private concerts with Hilton, many rewards memberships are worth the seconds it takes to sign up.
Just being a member can give you freebies such as free wi fi, breakfast or a room upgrade.
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