Let's face it--traveling can be costly. But psychologists say there are some ways of saving money on your next trip.
For instance--don't over pack. Those excess baggage charges could cost you, and doing laundry may be cheaper. Also, try to eat like a local. Those tourist traps are typically expensive. Find out where people from the area eat. And make sure, if you take a taxi-- it's an actual taxi. You don't want to get into anything shady.
Excess Baggage Charges
When you're at home riffling through your closet for the perfect attire for daytime, nighttime, and every time in between (you never know, you might be invited to the opera or a picnic, right?), toting along an extra piece of luggage can seem sane—if not downright practical.
Travelers can occasionally get a deal by purchasing travel insurance, but only buy it if you read and completely understand the policy. Otherwise, it can be worthless. "
Eating Like a Tourist
It sounds simple, but try to eat like the locals eat whenever you can, and that means deliberately avoiding the tourist traps. Specifically, watch out for incongruous cuisines, like an Italian joint next to a Caribbean beach, or restaurants that brag about their exquisite panoramic vistas.
Airport Airline Clubs
When you picture a members-only portion of an airport, replete with its own bar, your first instinct might be to expect smoking jackets and the tinkling of a grand piano in the background.
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Winter Weather Advisories are out for the whole area through early Monday morning. Our next round of wintry weather is approaching from the southwest and should move in around midnight.
A mix of snow, sleet and rain will cover already snowy roads with a layer of ice. Driving could be very treacherous tomorrow morning. Gradually we changeover to all rain by sunrise.
The higher elevations N&W may not change over until late Monday morning.