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5 Tips to Maximize Your Weekend Trip

Posted by Pierre Wright on April 9, 2018
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Yes, it’s that time of year – Spring has arrived!

The sun is finally beginning to warm the winds and the birds are chirping once again. With the gradual increase in temperature comes the travel bug as well. Weekend travel becomes an enticing option for taking a trip that may have been postponed due to unfavorable weather.

As a precursor to the summer, the spring is a great time to catch up with friends or family. Breaking free of winter’s cool clutches is a beautiful thing and we’re here to help guide you to make the most out of your weekend trip – wherever you go. In some cases, three days may not be enough to get everything you want to be done (especially if you’re visiting somewhere new).

Here are a few tips to help you get the most out of your time:


  1. Plan Ahead

Planning ahead is an essential part of executing a successful weekend trip. Planning activities, times to eat and when to rest in advance can have a huge impact on how smoothly your trip goes – especially if you are planning for more people than just yourself.


  1. Budget

Budget! Organize and set the money aside that you will be using during your weekend trip. Weekend trips are notorious for becoming expensive if they’re not properly accounted for. Plan how much money you’re going to be using each day – this includes the activities you will be doing and what you will be eating on a day to day basis.


  1. Explore

 This is especially important for those of you who are visiting a new country or city. Spend some time getting to know the area and speaking with some of the locals. Remember: not knowing exactly where you’re going is a great way to get somewhere you’ve never been!


  1. ‘Do nothing’

We know! You’re in a new city and you’ve got a lot of energy and a willingness to explore, but getting the appropriate amount of rest is essential to having the energy to enjoy the activities you have planned.


  1. Take time

When the excitement has cooled down, and you are spending the last day of your getaway, try to take some time to reflect on the week ahead and have a more relaxed day. Consider visiting a local park or coffee shop and spending part of the day to prepare yourself for the upcoming week.


We hope that these 5 tips will help you to make the most out of your weekend trip. For some additional tips on how to save while traveling click here.


Disclaimer: This article provides general information only and does not constitute financial, legal or other professional advice. For full details, see MoneyKey's Terms of Use.

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