These days everyone needs to be mindful of money, but that does not mean that you have to stick to your own backyard for entertainment. Travel is still possible if you are willing to be flexible, and let technology help you.
For instance, you can try out the app Hotel Tonight if your accommodation plans are not set and you don’t absolutely have to be in a particular hotel. This app allows you to get incredible same-day rates on even luxury hotels (you can get as much as 70% off) in major cities across the United States and even in some international locations. The app gives you reviews, photos and recommendations, so you are not going in completely blind and can prep the rest of your evening.
Do you love wine tastings and discovering boutique wineries? Try out winemaps.com It gives you the scoop on everything from special wine tasting opportunities to wine events in whatever city you happen to be visiting. By doing a little advanced planning, you can find outings that are perfect for your budget without a lot of wasteful driving—so you can save that gas money for more wine!
Want more tips? Take a look at the video featuring tips by Tiffani Aliche (author of The One Week Budget). She has terrific tips for the frugal traveler, including ideas for finding the best flights, using layovers to your advantage, how to find cheap accommodations outside of the hotel system and using alternative transportation options. Don't be deterred by the change in season-- even though the summertime is over, that doesn't mean your fall can't benefit from these great ideas. Check it out!