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Dealing with Travel and Rising Gas Prices

Dec 18, 2007
Rising gas prices are on everyone's minds. Whether you need to travel for work or you want to go on a vacation, you need to spend money, but that doesn't mean that you need to spend as much as some companies want you to spend. You can avoid paying high prices to travel if you follow these helpful tips.

The first thing you need to do is to start watching gas prices in your area. When you begin to take notice of the prices, you will see that there are trends in the pricing, trends that you can take advantage of. For example, if gas prices go up right before the weekend, you will want to make sure you are filling up at the beginning of the week to save money. In addition, if there is any way to get coupons off of your gas or to apply for a gas card that gives you free cash with so many purchases, make sure to sign up for these deals. Though you will need to spend in order to save, if you're already paying for gas and you need to travel by car, this is a great way to help offset the rising prices.

In terms of travel, you might want to think about travelling by car or train instead of by plan if you're considered about rising prices. Airplane companies are raising prices significantly because of the gas costs, so you will end up paying far more for tickets now than you ever have before. Try to travel by these lower costs options. Though these will take you longer to travel, the savings in gas will help you save money.

You might also want to consider travelling by cruise line if this is convenient for you. This will not only minimize your travel costs, but cruises offer a lot of value for the price you will pay, allowing you to have a great time for little money. Look into cruises that depart close to your home so that you don't end up spending a lot of gas and money on the travel to the actual port.

In the end, we'll all pay for the rising gas prices because we want to travel and we enjoy getting away from home. But in the meantime, there's no reason to stop looking for ways to cut down your fuel costs.
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Matt Reider is the manager of CanuckAbroad.com which provides cheap airfare resources, cheap hotel guides and budget travel advice to get the most out of your next vacation!
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