October 21, 2017
If you’re like me, you see people on social media traveling the world and you’re just sitting at home binge watching Grey’s Anatomy wondering how everyone is able to travel so much! Well, I don’t have an answer for everyone else, but I just got back from Maui and guess what? I want to let you in on some tips and tricks my husband Blake and I have learned on how to travel to such a tropical destination on a seriously tight budget.
There are a couple different ways to do this for cheaper than you’d think. The most obvious way is wracking up your flyer miles on your credit card, but if you don’t have those extra miles, your best bet is to plan your trip around the cheapest season to get out there. If you can be flexible with your timeline, that makes a huge difference! The months of April, May, September and October are typically the off season, which makes flights affordable. Consider taking a redeye or a connecting flight on a weekday to save some serious cash. Sites like airfarewatchdog.com and cheapair.com are perfect to keep your eye on when cheap flights slide into your inbox. We found our flight for about $350 round trip from Sacramento per person.
It’s called balance, people. A common misconception people have about Hawaii is that you have to sell your soul for a night in paradise, but that is just not true! If you’ve never hopped onto VRBO or Air-BNB, it’s about to be your new best friend. You can find small condos or apartments to rent for sometimes under $100 a night! Some owners will even give you special deals if you’re staying for a week or longer. For our honeymoon, we had a full condo for about $700 for the week.
The best ways to fill your desire for tasty food while being a pal to your wallet are easier than you might think. Actually, it’s a no-brainer. Cook as many meals as you can! You will save so much money this way. But, if you want to go out, here are my suggestions.
Not at all! (But also what in the world is wrong with hanging out on amazing beaches am I right?!) Costco came in clutch again with the gift cards. Seriously, they have so many. You can buy a gift card for a certain price and actually get more money for the activity than what you paid! My top activity recommendations? Zip lining and a snorkel trip to Molokini Crater are an absolute MUST.
Book your trip yet? What are you waiting for?! Have any tips of your own? Let me know in the comments!