Money Monday: 6 Summer Vacation Money Tips

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  • Drive Instead of Flying
  • If You Have to Fly, Do It When No One Else Does
  • Start Your Vacation Shopping Online
  • Check Out Hotels’ Direct Websites for Deals
  • Don’t Despair If a Far-Off Destination Isn’t in the Cards
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  • Don’t Blow Your Budget

Check Out Hotels’ Direct Websites for Deals

The national travel aggregators (Travelocity, Orbitz, Expedia, etc.) would like you to believe that they offer the best possible deals, but the reality is that hotels often post even better prices and/or packages on their own websites. Before you hit "buy now" on that package deal through an aggregator, be sure to check out the hotel’s website first.

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