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Today: 5 ways to save money on your next family vacation

From the writers at Today.

As Labor Day approaches many Americans are trying to squeeze in some final vacation time before kids head back to school. Unfortunately, a getaway any time of year can be a bit pricey, which is why many individuals and families are returning to basics like classic RV experiences.

According to the Recreational Vehicle Industry Association, 380,000 motor homes and trailers will be sold this year, 7 percent more than in 2014. “It’s a lifestyle shift,” Kevin Broom, RVIA’s spokesman, said. “Trailers make for good weekend trips.”

How to save money on vacation

With people clearly still looking for that escape, but not wanting to shell out top dollar, it’s important to know some insider tips to make your dollar go the extra mile when traveling. Wendy Perrin, booking site TripAdvisor’s travel advocate, shared five ways for families to save money all year while still enjoying the holiday.

1. Choose destinations that are in their off-season during your school breaks.

Over the Christmas/New Year’s break, for instance, airfares and hotel rates for the Caribbean and Hawaii are sky-high. Consider alternative destinations that are in their low or shoulder season but are relatively warm and/or festive—like New Orleans, Charleston, South Carolina, and the corridor between Los Angeles and San Diego.

To read the full story by Today, click here.

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