* Start with your ideas, then work it in your budget.
* Think outside the box...for example are there attractions in town that you can take advantage of like botanical gardens, amusement parks or a new hotel.
* Map out destinations you can drive to on a tank of gas.
* Cash in reward points, frequent flyer miles or discounts.
* Found a dream vacation destination, simply ask reservations for a discount or the availability of special offers or promotions.
* Seek out friends and family who may belong to travel clubs, own timeshares and etc.
Interesting ideas or creative destinations...share your travel tips with us!