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Saving Money on Longer Trips - This Darling World
Back in May 2016, I planned an incredible trip, the longest one I’ve ever planned for. I was heading to Iceland, the Netherlands, Czech Republic, and ending in Milan and Lake Como, Italy. With every trip, we start off with a budget in mind and I always make it my mission to spend less than said budget. It doesn’t always happen and sometimes we spend way too much (no regrets), but this time I even impressed myself and spent a lot less than budgeted! I started dreaming the trip up 1 full year before, and after doing all my research and signing up for the best credit cards, I started booking in November 2015. It took me two and a half months to finish booking everything. The key to saving as much money as possible is to plan far in advance, here’s why… Amsterdam canals, Netherlands (source travel.aarp.org) Saving hundreds with credit cards For this specific trip, I applied for the Barclaycard Arrival Plus World Elite MasterCard because it gives me cash back. I’ve tried many cards that offer miles, but I don’t like the limitations they give you so I always opt for cards that offer money back. Now that it’s …