The holidays are here, and if you don't live close to your family, there's a good chance you'll be renting a car at some point in the next few weeks. Whether you'll be flying in and grabbing a car at the airport, or renting in your 'hood and road-tripping to your destination, it pays to know what you're getting into before you hand over your credit card.
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It's never too early to start thinking about holiday travel. Take it from me, while this time of year is fun, it's also expensive. The cost of gifts can really add up, and the cost of travel can be just plain scary. But follow a few simple tricks and you can cut down the cost of traveling home this holiday season.
You know the feeling: you're standing in line at the airport, nervously shifting your monstrous rolling suitcase, its zippers pulling at the seams, front pockets stuffed, and wheels teetering on the brink of collapse. You brought that extra jacket, those jumbo, value-sized shampoos and conditioners AND the entire Harry Potter series for beach reading. Hey, if the airline is charging you to check your bag, you might as well get those most out of it, right? Well before you lug that beastly baggage onto the check-in scale, we've got some advice on how to prevent those pesky fees all together.
New York City is expensive. In fact, it's the most expensive in America, with average monthly rent prices clocking in at over $3,700 a month, and the average home price at a staggering $1.38 million. For the traveler, this means normal trip expenses rise as well. However, I just returned from New York City, and I've got a few tips on how to save money in The Big Apple.
Shoulder season is prime time for frugal travelers, whether you’re indulging in leaf peeping at Maine’s Acadia National Park or taking an October jaunt to Monterey to watch the humpback whales. Autumn travel means fewer crowds than summer, better weather than winter, and big savings on vacation costs—if you’re willing to do your homework.
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Many folks ask me about flying supposed "low cost" airlines. The fact of the matter is, their fares are ultra-cheap, and can get you to your vacation or business meeting in a more economical way than many other competitors. But, what do you have to watch out for? For one, these airlines are counting on various fees to make a profit (and it's working). Here's a airline-by-airline guide to flying budget airlines in the United States.
Chicago is an amazing place, but living here can be an expensive endeavor.