Travel freebies, from vacations to magazines to kids stay free in Cancun
By Aimee Heckel
We’ve all heard of the occasional Starbucks coffee giveaway, and with enough hours spent diligently clipping coupons, you may even score enough double coupon super point rewards to get a free yogurt now and then.
Travel freebies are much harder to come by.
But so much more worth it.
Lucky for you, we’ve done some deep digging — so put away your scissors and accordion file. Here are our favorite travel freebies right now:
A free trip to one of 17 destinations around the world — seriously! Globe Aware is running a trip giveaway right now. Just share your “colorful and vibrant take on life” by posting your own publically viewable video on Globe Aware’s Facebook page before May 31. The winner gets a free, one-week volunteer vacation to the destination of their choice — including airfare. How about Jamaica? Thailand? Ghana? Your call.
The criteria: They’re looking for funny, adventurous, funny and short videos from young adults between 18 and 25 years old.
Free state maps. This website provides an expansive list of all of the different places — typically state tourism departments — that you can request free state maps. Never get lost again!
The TripIt travel app. This free app helps you organize the various details of a trip, from booking tickets to hotels to cars — it even helps you book restaurants, weather, maps. Create an itinerary. Share your plans. Check in to your flight. TripIt aims to transform “chaos to order.”
A free trip to work at an organic farm. World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms links volunteers with farmers. In exchange for your help, the farmers offer food, lodging and lessons about the organic lifestyle. For example, work and stay on one of 31 participating organic farms in South Africa.
Hotel freebies. Priceline.com has a great web offering that you must bookmark now: Hotel Freebies. Search the site for literally hundreds of thousands of hotel-related freebies, from free Internet, free parking, free breakfast — even kids stay free.
Up to two kids under 12 stay (and eat and play) free at the all-inclusive Great Parnassus Resort & Spa in Cancun, Mexico. Plus: free parking. Book through ShopAtHome.com and get up to 6 percent cash back, too.
Want more? For more great tips, read Budget Travel.
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