Many cities across the world today are home to some of our most-recognized hotel chains. If you want to experience a little bit of home even while abroad, you should certainly look into those options, which are still cheaper than what you would expect to be in the United States. However, if you're feeling adventurous, independent hotels are really where you can save, says Leffel. Just do your research and read candid reviews on sites like TripAdvisor.com
, and more often than not, you'll get just what you're looking for, savings and all.
Multigenerational travel has also become a huge trend, said Leffel, who suggests looking into renting a private home or apartment on sites like AirBnb.com
. “As opposed to a hotel with connecting rooms, you’ll be able to have more space, save more money, and have a more sane vacation,” he said.