I recently went to the east coast on vacation. It was decidedly not frugal. However it would have been worse if not for these 7 frugal things.
I sought out travel guides at the thrift stores prior to leaving.
I used my deceased brothers “Sky Miles” and bus pass to cover transportation costs. (With the airlines approval)
I took a library book along to read.
I included a thrifting excursion in my vacation plans. I spent a whole $1.12 on sewing supplies and a missionary biography that I’m really enjoying. ( I read most of it on the flight home and in the airport during a 3 hour layover.)
I have a gift card that was given to me as a gift (two years ago, Starbucks isn’t my favorite coffee) so I used it to buy breakfasts on the trip at no cost to me.
I picked up 2 pennies as I was sightseeing in Boston.
For souvenirs, I brought back a handful of sand* and a few acorns that I collected in the mountains of New Hampshire.
*I was so taken by the white sand beaches in Florida when I visited there several years ago that I brought home some sand and seashells as a souvenir. That was the beginning of a sand collection with sand from all the places I’ve been.
Please leave a comment telling me how you cut expenses when traveling.