6 ways to travel cheaply during the busy season

The holidays are filled with excitement and celebration, but getting to the party can be an expensive headache. After all, December is a notoriously expensive month for travel – from flights to trains to busses, prices creep up quickly and steadily before your eyes. Luckily, there are ways to not only afford the journey to visit family, friends or sandy beaches, but also avoid a good deal of the hassle that comes with holiday travel.

Plan Far Ahead

The early bird gets the worm, and when the holidays roll around, “early” takes on a whole new meaning. If you’re planning on year-end travel, it’s always a good idea to finalize and book your flights, hotels and transportation two or three months in advance for a good fare. Once you’re within a month your departure date, you’ll notice prices shoot up dramatically.