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旅行快乐:假日出游的7大省钱妙招

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With gas prices sky-high and flights that aren’t much better, it’s difficult to find ways to travel on a budget no matter how much traveling broadens your horizons. However, by implementing the seven tips below, you can definitely save hundreds of dollars during the upcoming holiday months and even enjoy yourself in the process.

现如今汽油价格飞涨,机票也便宜不到哪儿去,所以,不论旅行如何能拓展视野,想要穷游还真不那么容易。但下面七大妙招,不仅能让你在接下来几个月的假期省下大把钞票,还能使你乐在其中哦。
Stay With Family
跟家人呆在一起
It seems like a simple way to save money, but sometimes staying with family is more complicated than it seems. First, you don’t want to infringe on anyone’s privacy and secondly, there might be other relatives vying for the same space. To avoid the confusion and any awkward moments, be sure to talk to your family members way ahead of time to see how long they would be comfortable with you staying.
这貌似是个省钱的好方法,但有时候跟家人呆在一起可没看上去的那么简单。首先,你绝不希望侵犯任何人的隐私;其次,可能别的亲戚也正打算到这里来呢。为避免造成困扰和任何尴尬,请一定提前跟家人打个招呼,看他们方便让你呆多久。
Offer to make them a nice meal or take them out to dinner. Trust me, they will greatly appreciate the gesture and you will still save a significant amount of money since a meal out costs much less than 5 nights in a hotel room.
另外,记得为他们做顿大餐或带他们出去搓一顿。我敢保证,他们肯定会很感谢您的好意,而且你还能省下不少银子——毕竟,出去搓一顿的开销远远少于在酒店住5晚的花费吧。
Do Research On Airline Fees
研究航空费用
If you are traveling by plane, be sure to do your research ahead of time. It seems that many airlines change their policies on how much free luggage you are allowed at the drop of a hat. These fees can sometimes be so high, you could have upgraded to first class for less! Avoiding these fees often means less luggage, which means you might have to ship gifts ahead of time. This tip will also help you to keep stress levels down in the airport since won’t be getting any unexpected financial “surprises.”
如果你是乘飞机旅行,请务必提前做好功课。航空公司似乎一有变动就会改变政策,免费托运行李的重量需要注意了。有时候行李托运费高得出奇,有那点钱都能坐头等舱了!要避免这些费用就得少带行李,也就是说,你最好还是提前把礼物寄过去吧。这样做也能为你在机场免去不少烦恼,不必担心遇到意外开销了。
Bum A Ride
搭便车
Taking a taxi to the airport or leaving your car parked there for a few days are both expensive ventures. Instead, ask a friend to drop you off and pick you up at the airport. You can always return the favor to them the next time they take their family to the beach or go on a business trip. It’s an easy way to save a few hundred dollars. Plus, you know your car is safely at home and won’t get bumped in the tight airport parking lot!
打的去机场或把车在机场停上几天都开销不菲。所以不如请朋友接送你去机场。下次他们带家人去海边或出差的时候,你可以还个人情。这不仅能省百来块钱,还能让你心安:车在家里呢,才不怕在拥挤的机场挤爆了!
Research Alternative Methods of Travel
研究可供选择的旅行方式
Depending on where you live, it can be much less expensive and much more fun to travel by train. Your kids will love it, and you can enjoy the scenery as you go. Of course, this won’t work for everyone but it’s always worth it to research it and find out.
这要看你住哪儿了。乘火车不仅便宜还比较有意思。小孩子喜欢乘火车,沿途你还能欣赏风景呢。当然,并不是所有人都适合乘火车旅行,不过研究一下还是值得的。
If you’re a stickler for time management when you travel and making the most of the journey, this might actually work out the best for you. You’ll have built in quality time with your family and won’t waste precious hours waiting in long security lines at the airport.
如果你比较看重时间管理,希望出行的时候能尽可能利用好旅程,那么乘火车就挺适合。这样你可以和家人共享美好时光,而不必在机场排着长长的队伍浪费宝贵时间了。
Plan Your Meals
准备好零食
When most of us travel, we should expect the inevitable delays. Weather problems, technical difficulties on planes, and traffic jams are all common occurrences during the holiday months. So, keeping that in mind, it would be best to always pack a snack like popcorn or pretzels to keep with you at all times. This way, you won’t be tempted to run to the nearest fast food restaurant or convenience store to spend money needlessly, which keeps your wallet and your body healthy all at the same time.
大部分人旅行的时候总是难免遇到延误。天气啦、飞机技术故障或交通堵塞啦,在假期都屡见不鲜了。所以,记得最好随时带上爆米花或卷饼等零食,这样就不用奔到最近的快餐店或便利店花不必要的钱了,既保持健康又省了金钱,一举两得!
Be Flexible
随机应变
Many of the best holiday travel deals come when you are flexible with your schedule. This may include taking red eye flights or having long layovers. This also might include staying in a two or three star hotel instead of a four or five star one, especially if you are just staying one night.
如果日程灵活,许多不错的假日旅行优惠也都可以考虑,比如说可以乘坐夜间飞机或选择较长的中途停歇,当然也有可能需要入住两星或三星酒店而不是四星或五星酒店,尤其在你只住一晚的情况下。
Many people find that traveling on the actual holiday, like Christmas Day, gives them much cheaper tickets than flying the day before or after. So, definitely keep your schedule open, and you’ll reap the rewards.
很多人发现在假日当天出行(比如圣诞节当天)机票价格要比假日前后便宜得多。所以,将日程安排得灵活一些能遇到不错的收获呢。
Use Social Media
利用社会媒体
Many people think that the only way to get a good deal on hotels or travel is to plan ahead and use travel websites for the best rates. This works well most of the time, but remember that the holidays are often plagued with extra expenses. Be sure to tweet your hotel or Facebook them ahead of time to let them know you are excited about coming. You never know when they’ll comp you a free breakfast or upgrade your room for being involved and spreading the word about their company.
很多人以为享有酒店或旅行优惠的唯一办法,就是提前预定并利用旅行网站争取最优价格。当然,这种方法多数时候都很有用。可是,别忘了假期总离不开额外开销。所以,请提前在Tweet或Facebook上跟酒店互动,告诉他们你对出行很期待。说不定就因为你有所互动给他们作了文字宣传,他们还能给你提供免费早餐或更好的房间呢!

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