Courmayeur ski vacations on a budget

Courmayeur ski vacations on a budgetIf you think that you cannot afford a vacation to the beautiful Courmayeur ski resort, think again.  The secret to enjoying a wonderful Mont Blanc ski holiday is to create and stick to a vacation budget.  Having a vacation budget does not mean that you will not be able to enjoy your vacation – – having a vacation budget is what will allow you to travel to another country without breaking your bank account.  Below are some helpful tips for traveling to Courmayeur on a budget.

Inexpensive airfare – Shop around to find the cheapest airfare that you can for your vacation to Courmayeur.  This might mean that you need to adjust your travel dates or fly out of or into a different airport.  Flying on less popular travel days (the middle of the week) may also result in a lower airfare.  Also, be sure to check one-way flights too – – sometimes it is cheaper to buy two one-way flights than a round trip ticket.

Pack lightly – When you are flying overseas, you should try to pack as lightly as possible to avoid extra charges for heavy luggage.  Pack only what you will need for the days you will be on vacation.  If you stay in a vacation rental (see below), you can plan to wash clothes once or twice during your trip to save room in your luggage.

Vacation rentals – Staying in a vacation rental may save you money over staying in a hotel.  Vacation rentals often have full kitchens and a washer and dryer.  Eating meals in will save you money over eating every meal in a restaurant and you can run your clothes through the washer so you can pack lighter for your flights.   In addition to helping you with your vacation food budget, staying in a vacation rental can also help you stay without your accommodation budget.  Many hotels charge extra fees that guests may not be aware of until checkout when it is too late (i.e. parking fees, phone calls, housekeeping, etc.).  Staying in a vacation rental helps you avoid these unexpected fees.  Furthermore, if you are traveling with a larger group, sharing the expense of a vacation rental is usually less expensive than booking several hotel rooms.

Make a budget – Write down your travel budget.  Putting your budget on paper will help you stay within your budget and reveals areas where you need to trim costs.  Do not forget to add a budget item for entertainment and shopping – – Courmayeur shipping is great!  Leaving room to splurge is essential for a successful vacation.

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