Ah, finally. The sweet summer days of sun-beating bliss are rolling in – which means that the anxiously awaited (and overdo) vacation you’ve dreamt up amid those blistering winter nights is almost here. And hey, you deserve it! Here are some pro-tips to help you seriously save on your getaway!

1. Be Proactive. Make a Plan.

I think most can agree that the biggest setback when planning a vacation is figuring out how to actually get there without blowing through the money you’ve set aside for your trip. Flights are seriously expensive- but you’ll thank yourself if you get on this a few months in advanced! Don’t wait till the last second, choose a date (or an optimal week) and follow through!

Booking Hacks:

Compare multiple airlines when searching. No one airline is guaranteed to give you the best rate, all the time. Using sites such as CheapOair.com and Hipmunk.com (my personal favorites) help you find the cheapest flights while comparing different airlines. This way, you can be confident you’re getting the best choice for your money.
The cheapest days to fly in the U.S. are Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday, while the most expensive days to fly are Friday and Sunday- be mindful of this when planning your trip- and be aware of the “flexible date” option for the cheapest fares!
Take the Red-Eye or an early morning flight. While…