Okay, so you’ve been planning all year for your summer vacation. You’ve saved your money, coordinated all the details, have your itinerary locked down and you’re ready to roll. Surely you and your family yearn to relax, recharge and make some good old-fashioned memories.
Now that you’re all set to go, let’s take a moment to make sure your money is going towards what really matters to you, instead of covering the often hidden costs of travel. So that you’re not being ripped off while on vacation, we put together a list of 15 ways people often pay too much for things they don’t need while traveling, which will help you figure out how to save money on vacation. After all, as Robert Orben always said, “A vacation is having nothing to do and all day to do it in.”
1. Foreign or Out-of-Network ATM Fees
Travel blogger Nomadic Matt advises vacationers to “avoid paying bank fees, foreign transaction charges, and to get a good exchange rate.” Do your research in advance to get the best rates and avoid fees if you’re traveling internationally and will require different currency.