5 Quick Travel Tips: How to Save BIG on Car Rentals, Packing Pro Tips & More From Your Contest Entries!
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In case you haven’t heard, we’re giving away a $4,500 trip to one lucky reader! The contest ends on May 31, 2018, so you’ve got less than a week left to get your entries in
You can enter the sweepstakes by heading over to the contest page and using the widget to subscribe to our email list, comment on that post with your best travel tip, trick, or secret, and tell us where you’d go if you won!
It’s that simple. And you can come back daily and comment to earn more entries!
Here are some tips, tricks, and secrets y’all have shared so far!
Million Mile Secret Agent Travel Tips
A big thanks to all the Million Mile Secret Agents who have taken the time to enter our contest and share their travel tips with us.
Here are a few tips to inspire you before your next journey!
KI understands the value of minimalism:
One of my best travel tips is to pack everything, then take almost half of it out of your bag before you go. It’s so much better to travel light. I learned that the hard way backpacking through Europe with a pack that almost made me topple over!
This is the truth. I can’t think of a single time I’ve returned from a trip and thought “that would have been better had I brought more stuff.”
Angie has a plan for lost luggage:
Pack everything you absolutely couldn’t live without in your carry-on and personal item bag.
You only need to have your luggage lost or delayed once before understanding how important this is!
Katie likes to save on car rentals:
I recommend having AutoSlash track your car rental reservations for price drops. Even if your booking isn’t refundable, a lot of times the company will refund you if their price drops!
Courtney prefers to be spontaneous:
Always leave one day of your trip unplanned, so you can get lost and immerse yourself in your surroundings.
Yes! Downtime will improve the quality of your travel experience immensely. Honestly, I think we need more of it in our everyday lives too!
Kathy suggests you:
Take time to enjoy the local culture and food.
I couldn’t agree more Kathy! Eating local food is my favorite part of traveling.
Interested in sharing your travel tricks? Remember, you can visit the contest page every day and comment for extra entries to win! We’ll pick a winner within 10 days after the sweepstakes period ends.
Our travel sweepstakes runs through May 31, 2018. You can read our full sweepstakes entry rules here.
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