5 Clever Tips for Planning a Vacation

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As the weather starts to heat up, you’re probably contemplating where you want to go next. Vacation planning can be fun for some people, but for others, it can just seem like an overwhelming wall of choices. No matter what category you fit into, keep these tips in mind for a better trip. 

Consider a Travel Agent
Not only are travel agents more likely to find you the best rates, they’re also there for you in the worst of times. If you’re injured or stranded overseas, they’re the ones with the resources and the connections to get you out of a jam.

Dig Deeper
Finding the best deals isn’t as easy as just clicking on the top search results. Instead of buying package deals from sites like Kayak, check the airline or hotel site to see if you can find a better deal by booking directly with them.

Ask for the Rate You Want
There are some hotel owners who are more willing to work with you than others so you may want to make a few calls and see if you can negotiate. This strategy may not work with an airline, but it could end up saving you a bundle if you’re trying to book a place to stay during the off-season.

Be Flexible
Getting the best deals can turn into an exercise in abstract flexibility. Airlines and hotels know when you want to travel, and they bump up their rates accordingly. You may want to take the time off rather than trying to fly on a busy holiday weekend where fares will be through the roof.

Set a Budget
Vacations can quickly get out of control for people who aren’t careful. To avoid this, ensure you account for all expenses related to travel. This means getting to and from the airport, the cost of drinks and food you want to spend, and how much money you’ll need for a new carry-on bag.

Living in our Sherman Oaks apartments puts Los Angeles right at your doorstep, but it’s perfectly acceptable to want to shake things up every now and again. If you’re looking for a new home to call your own, give Chase Knolls a call today.

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