Everybody loves going on vacation, but nobody likes paying for it. Just because travel costs money doesn’t mean that it can’t be affordable. Many frequent travelers deal online because they feel that they can get the best deals on cruises and vacations. Don’t get scammed by so-called “affordable travel packages” that have hidden fees. Many last minute vacation packages include towns that are part of America’s history and heritage, like Boston, MA or Washington DC. Either of these locations, with airfare and hotel room included, start at just $150 per person.

Ideally, you’d have a fare alert in place (or be willing to check flight prices regularly) so you can make a purchase if prices drop. Sometimes it’s a lot cheaper to rent an apartment or condo for a week instead of staying at a hotel. Each package includes a minimum of 1-night stay at a participating hotel, admission to …