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Keeping Your Honeymoon On a Budget!

Written by Lauren Pozmanter  |  05. August 2012

Having a wedding can be one of the most costly things that you ever have to do. At that point, paying for an expensive honeymoon is probably not the most exciting prospect. But traveling the world doesn’t have to be as pricey as you think. By giving up certain luxuries such as a five star hotel and using online resources you can find ways to cut costs at every corner, without losing any of the fun. With a few simple money saving tips you can still have the honeymoon of your dreams for a fraction of the price.

There are options for every type of honeymoon. For those looking to go to the Caribbean, the amount of discounts and coupons that you can find on the web is unbelievable. You can literally save thousands of dollars sitting at your computer. Those who are going the more adventurous route have tons of options when it comes to lodging and airfare. The most important thing is using the web to save as much as you possibly can.

Web discounts are extremely common for attractions that you have to buy tickets for. You can buy some for half the price by purchasing your tickets online. Not only that, but you should check to see member discounts. Member discounts offer price cuts for those who are AAA members or other chosen groups. For those going to museums you should always check to see if there are student discounts, that can save you a dramatic amount of money- some even let students in for free! Here are a few other tips for budget travel on your honeymoon:

Groupon:
Groupon is a quick and easy way to find deals on trips all over the world. You can frequently find up to 12-day tours and vacations (including airfare) cut down to half the price or more on the website. All you have to do is simply buy the coupon for the price asked. From China to Ireland there are a ton of vacations now reasonably priced that you can afford. If you’re still looking to cut down the price there are also trips around the USA as well. Trips to Napa Valley and Colorado as well as other scenic locations are popular and cheaper than the worldwide trips. For those still looking to travel in style but for less, Groupon will probably have something for you.

Hostels:
One of the most expensive components of a honeymoon is the hotel. While most people dream of staying in the honeymoon suite in the heart of the city they’ve always wanted to go to, it can be quite unrealistic. Fortunately there is a much cheaper option with not too many drawbacks- hostels. While there always seems to be some negative connotation to the idea of staying in a hostel it could not be farther from the truth. Hostels are known for large dormitory style rooms that house backpackers for a couple nights for only a couple of dollars a night. What most people don’t know is that hostels offer private two person rooms as well. While hostels might not be the right place for those looking for some peace and quiet (they are a very popular young adult option) - they can definitely save you money on lodging. You can find hostels and compare rates at Hostelword.com

Airlines:
If you’re looking to do some backpacking on your honeymoon you don’t have to splurge on travel. In Europe there are several airlines offering flights cheaper than dinner! Airlines such as Ryanair or EasyJet are two of the most cost effective choices when traveling through Europe and beyond. While there are some concessions you must make such as traveling light on luggage and landing a little bit outside the city, these discounted flights will make it worthwhile. These flights do seating on a first come first serve basis and usually offer the bare minimum in amenities. But when you can get to more places for less, not getting a meal on your flight will definitely be worth it.

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