30 ways to save big on spring break travel

Your mind and body may be ready for a sunny beachside spring break in Cancún, but if you’re living that broke college kid life, you may imagine your spring break looking more like a week at home.

However, it is possible to plan a spring break trip on a limited budget. And yes, even a college student’s budget can be stretched for spring break fun!

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Start Planning Early

If you’re going to a hot destination during a peak travel season, which includes spring break for many destinations, then you could blow your travel budget on the flight alone, leaving you without enough money for food and lodging.

Make a Budget & Stick to It

Having a budget could help you avoid splurging on expensive dinners or overspending at local shops.

Find Off-Season Destinations

There are a number of great destinations that are off-season in the spring, ranging from the more rugged Jackson County, North Carolina, to the Big Apple.

Only Travel as Far as You Can Drive

For those worried about COVID-19, a road trip could not only save you money, but it could give you more peace of mind knowing that you can more readily control who you come in contact with.

Avoid Tourist Traps

There are plenty of cheaper alternatives to locations that can save you money and that will probably be far less crowded, too!