Summer is here which means many of us are headed on vacation! If you haven’t planned a trip yet, I’m sharing some of my favorite summer getaways and how to save money on traveling! Keep reading for details!
Favorite Summer Vacation Locations
When it comes to summer getaways, we all want sunshine and warm weather. If you’re anything like me, you have no interest in going to a colder climate. No thanks. I just survived 8 months of that here in Chicago! So what are my favorite destinations? Here you go!
- Greece (Santorini and Mykonos were my favorite)
- Florida (Tampa travel guide here)
- Mexico (Tulum was my favorite)
- Maui (we went last summer and I wrote about it here)
- Dominican Republic (strongly recommend adding Santo Domingo to your itinerary and here is a list of things to do outside the ordinary in Punta Cana)
- Baha Mar in the Bahamas
Have you been to any of these? What are your favorite summer vacation destinations?
How to Save Money on Travel
Whenever I share that I’m traveling somewhere, I get a few DMs on Instagram asking how we travel so much. There is hope! There are definitely savings tips and I wrote a detailed step by step guide on how to save here last summer. As with most things, it’s always nice to have something easy though. With everything that we are all doing and how busy we are, it’s nice to have a solution that is easy to incorporate into our lifestyles.
That’s why I always consistently share the Ibotta app with you guys! Among other financial tips – like using Ally for your savings account and the Chase Sapphire for your credit card – the Ibotta app is something that I’ve used over the last few years. I’m not a coupon cutter. I’ve never been one of those people. I admire my mother and sister who are. They are dedicated. I’m just not. If it’s not digital, I don’t want any part of it. Not to mention I’ve lost just about every coupon I’ve even tried to save! Enter the Ibotta App.
Every month, I see more and more options in the app. There are 17 different travel companies in the Ibotta app right now with offers!! Hotels.com (our personal favorite), Hertz, and Expedia with up to 9% cash back. That is HUGE for not having to do anything other than use the app! Flights and hotels are the most expensive items when planning a trip so why not save? It’s incredibly easy to use – just download the app (it’s free) and find the offer you want to use. Then, click through!
There are so many things that you can use the Ibotta app for! I’ve used it for bridal shower dresses (and all fashion), flights, skincare, Ubers, and even healthy food. I’ve found a cash back offer for just about everything in the app. Remember when they offered a free glass of champagne with your check in at a restaurant over Valentine’s Day? To give you an idea of variety, here are some more brands in the app: Petco, Ticketmaster, 1800Flowers.com, Hulu, Mattress Firm, Groupon, HelloFresh, and Trader Joe’s.
Have you downloaded the Ibotta app yet? Do you have any travel plans this summer where it might be helpful?