Ballin' on a Budget: Spring Break Travel

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We all know how hard it is trying to find the best deals for spring break travel! Well look no further, here you’ll find tips on the best and cheapest places to travel for spring break and how to travel on a budget!

We’re already a few weeks into the spring semester, meaning spring break is going to be here sooner than you think. If you’re not already planning, what are you doing? I know I know "it's expensive" and you're right.

Spring Break is Expensive… But it Doesn’t Have to Be

First things first, GET ACQUAINTED WITH THESE WEBSITES. These websites will be your BEST FRIENDS when booking for spring break. Also, most of these sites offer bundle deals!    - Hotel Tonight: This website is best for last minute hotel stays for the low LOW, honey!(Best for couples travel or groups of 2-4) Use my code: CLMUNFORD for $25 off your hotel stay!    - Priceline: Priceline has some of the BEST deals for hotels, rental cars, and flights (Name Your Own Price tool and book now, pay later)    - Airfordable (This allows you to put flights on layaway)    - Groupon Travel (Best for couples or groups of 2-4)    - Hopper App (Hopper is a flight tracker that tells you the BEST time to book your flight for specific dates)    - Airbnb & VRBO (Best lodging idea for large travel groups, usually pretty cheap)    - Bookit (Allows you to split the transaction between multiple cards or book now, pay later)    - Travel Zoo (Best for international vacation packages)    - Hotel Combined (BEST deals for hotels)    - Secret Flying (Cheap Flights)

First things first, GET ACQUAINTED WITH THESE WEBSITES. These websites will be your BEST FRIENDS when booking for spring break. Also, most of these sites offer bundle deals!

- Hotel Tonight: This website is best for last minute hotel stays for the low LOW, honey!(Best for couples travel or groups of 2-4) Use my code: CLMUNFORD for $25 off your hotel stay!

- Priceline: Priceline has some of the BEST deals for hotels, rental cars, and flights (Name Your Own Price tool and book now, pay later)

- Airfordable (This allows you to put flights on layaway)

- Groupon Travel (Best for couples or groups of 2-4)

- Hopper App (Hopper is a flight tracker that tells you the BEST time to book your flight for specific dates)

- Airbnb & VRBO (Best lodging idea for large travel groups, usually pretty cheap)

- Bookit (Allows you to split the transaction between multiple cards or book now, pay later)

- Travel Zoo (Best for international vacation packages)

- Hotel Combined (BEST deals for hotels)

- Secret Flying (Cheap Flights)

Now, the BIGGEST mistake most college students make is cashing in their financial aid check or opening a credit card and blowing it on a spring break trip. That money isn’t free you guys. You have to pay it back PLUS interest. SAVE! SAVE! SAVE! & If you are going to use your refund check, don’t spend it ALL! How to budget during spring break blog coming soon!

Now onto Spring Break Destinations! If you’re looking to travel in the U.S. or Mexico, the best and/or cheapest Spring Break travel destinations are currently:

#1 Myrtle Beach, SC - This beach city has a plethora of hotels along with dirty water, but the turn-up can be real!. A true, classic spring break experience for my folks on a budget!

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#2 Destin Beach, FL - If you want to just relax for spring break, this is a GREAT option.

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#3 Cancun, Mexico - Does it get any better than this? Groupon has so many vacation packages for the low! Relax and turn-up ALL IN ONE!

 

#4 South Padre Island, TX - This little resort town is always a great vacay spot for those in the southwest!

#5 New Orleans, LA - Not your typical spring break destination, but many of my southerners can hop on an Amtrak and have the time of your LIVES in this beautiful, cultured city. (Amtrak offers student discounts as well!)

#6 Miami Beach, FL - Although it’s your typical spring break vacation spot, this is a great destination for those 21+.

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#7 Las Vegas, NV - The TURN-UP for a LIFETIME. You will live your BEST broke     college life in Vegas! (Recommended for 21+)

#8 Pigeon Forge, TN - Book a Cabin in the mountains! There is SO MUCH to do in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg. This is a true GETAWAY!

Be on the lookout within the next week for how to SAVE money while on your spring break vacation! I hope this was tons of help! Feel free to contact me using the Contact Us form for assistance in planning your spring break trip! Until next time chocolate drops!