The world is full of helpful articles and blog posts for broke college kids. But what about those college parents who want to visit those broke kids? You have the dual burden of paying for the education and making visits to the campus. Here are some ideas to help you save money when you make those college visits.
Managing Travel Expenses
Keep your eye on bargain airfare sites if the campus is too far to drive. Even if it’s close enough to drive, discount airfares can make it cheaper to fly if only one of you is making the trip. If you choose to fly, try using Uber to get around at your destination instead of renting a car. If you drive, you can find the best gas prices along the way using Google Maps. Plug in your final destination, then at any time during the trip, tap the magnifying glass “find” icon and choose “gas stations.” Google will show you the gas stations along the way as well as pricing information when it’s available. I love using the Gas Buddy app too.
Lodging For Less
There are lots of ways to save on hotel costs. … Read more...