How to Reduce Expenses and Save for One Trip Every Year
Travel is becoming increasingly expensive. In 2017, the US travel industry generated $1.6 trillion. This proves that there’s a lot of money that goes into the gig—and if you aren’t careful, you might lose more than you planned.
For people who love traveling, one trip a year is a dream come true. But how can you budget for that sort of thing?
Cut Expenses on Eating Out
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average American spends about $3,000 every year on dining out. You might think much of one donut today, one coffee tomorrow, or a steak once a month. But count them all together, and it adds up pretty fast.
$3,000 is a great deal of money—far more than you need for a trip. Now, we aren’t saying that you should completely stop eating out. But you should reduce it. It all comes down to your priorities.
Besides, it’s fewer calories and fewer chances of heart disease in the future. It’s a win-win.
Do You Really Need Those Wheels?
Anyone who has bought a new car understands that it’s a major investment. Worse still is when you buy a car by taking out a loan. Paying off the loan won’t leave you much for travel. But by saving money and not buying a new car, you can see so much more.
We’d say get a used car (cheaper!) or, if you live in NYC or Chicago, use public transport.
Further Saving: Luggage Storage
Let’s say your travel plans include an extended trip from one place to another before you return home. This means you will amass souvenirs and extra baggage on the way. At one point, you might even have to consider extra rooms.
Unless you have Cubby’s help
We provide luggage storage services to travelers in Austin, Dallas, Atlanta, Galveston, Fort Worth, Boston, Washington D.C., Houston, Las Vegas, and San Antonio. Our booking process is simple and easy. Taking only 3 minutes, you can check out the locations closest to your hotels or guest houses.
The best part about Cubby is that it is extremely affordable. We charge only $5.90 per bag per day and $3.90 per additional day. And since we’re available in so many cities, you can prepare for the entire trail from home.