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Need To Get Away? Two Ways You Can Save Money On Accomodations

by Amanda Phillips

Life can get stressful and sometimes this can greatly affect you. Take time to get away from it all with your family and do some fun recreational activities. When you are finished, you will feel much less stress, and will be able to get through the week much better. If you are on a budget, below are two ways you can save money on accommodations.

Travel with an RV

If you do not own an RV, you can rent one for you and your family. Traveling by RV is a fun way to get out on the road and enjoy the sights. This will save you a substantial amount of money on a hotel. Travel to a beach to spend the weekend swimming, or head to the mountains for some hiking.

When looking for an RV rental, you have three classes to choose from: Class A, B, or C. A Class A RV is large and luxurious. This also means it will likely be more expensive. You can take this type of RV on a short trip, or you could even live in it. It will usually come equipped with things like a washer and dryer, king size beds, flat screen TVs, a complete kitchen, and a full size bathroom.

A Class B RV is a van that has a raised roof. This type of RV is much smaller, and it is easier to drive. In most cases, you will find things like showers, a toilet, air conditioning, a sink, and a refrigerator. This RV is not large enough to live in, but it can give you a comfortable ride.

A Class C RV is much like Class A RVs but on a smaller scale. It is built on a truck or van chassis. There is usually a lot of sleeping areas, which makes this RV perfect for a long family vacation or a short weekend trip.

Do a Home Exchange

If you own your own home, you can do a home exchange with another family. This is basically swapping homes with another family at the same time. This gives you almost cost free accommodations for your vacation. You can find home exchange networks that will give you many resources to help you set up your house swap. Because the other family is allowing you to use their home, they will likely take very good care of yours. You should always do your homework, however. Take time to check all references, talk with each other on the phone, and arrange to meet, if possible, before the house swap. If you still feel uneasy, do a background check on the family just to be safe.

Saving money on your accommodations will allow you to spend more money on your actual vacation so you and your family can have an even better time.