Now that the holiday season is over, it’s time to start thinking about 2017 plans, this includes vacation and holidays. I’m sure with the credit card bills from December rolling in this month; the last thing you want to be thinking about is a future trip. But what you’re forgetting is that now is the best time to start thinking about 2017 travel plans so you can start saving! That’s why we’ve come up with a list of budget friendly trip ideas so you can start saving and not suffer from the financial hangover most of us suffer from this month.
2017 Parks Canada Discovery Pass
To help celebrate Canada’s turning 150, Parks Canada is giving away a FREE Discovery Pass for all of 2017. This pass gives you unlimited access and opportunities to enjoy National Parks, National Marine Conservation Areas and National Historic Sites across the country! Unfortunately, this pass does not cover camping costs, but will definitely save you money on any exploring you hope to across Canada.
Road trips aren’t for everyone, but if you don’t mind the ride splitting on gas can be way cheaper than flying. Depending on your location, for example, Toronto the possibilities for road trips are endless! Whether you want to explore more of Canada, heading east to Prince Edward County, Ottawa and over to Quebec are very popular road trips Ontarians are taking. Not to mention that heading down to big US cities is also an easy option. A five to seven-hour drive can get you to places like Chicago, Pittsburgh, Nashville or Cleveland. How about our friends who are already out west, cruising from British Columbia down to Seattle and Portland is a road trip a lot of people wish to accomplish.
Last Minute Vacations
If you have somewhere specific you want to cross off your bucket list, this may not be the best option for you. But if you’re one of those people who just needs to get away, a last minute vacation could be the best budget friendly option. Flight deals pop up all the time and if you’re looking for an all inclusive beach vacation your travel agent or any online travel sites will be able to show you the discounts available. Websites like Kayak take all travel websites pricing into consideration and tell you when the best time to book flights are with their price trend analytics.
Make traveling one of your 2017 goals and not have to be financially stressed about it with these budget-friendly trip ideas. Do you have any travel tips that help you save when looking to get away? Let us know in the comment section below.