How to Save on Summer Vacation Planning

Granby, Colorado (PRWEB) June 10, 2008 –

With the schools begin to let out the temperatures rise, and the flowers bloom, the summer holiday season is around the corner. But with food and gas prices, making the vacation plans is more difficult than ever.

The summer holidays

should produce lasting memories, the debt is not sustainable, according to communications Ore Colorado. To help ensure a holiday that will not break the bank, the company offers these tips with an eye on the maintenance costs of gas and food in check.

1 .???? stay put. Instead of a road trip including several stops, the head of a destination. Cities where attractions are accessible by foot or public transport can help reduce costs. In Grand Junction, Colorado great holiday destination west slope (, for example, a $ 1 shuttle runs from major hotel areas to downtown attractions. At Telluride, Colorado (, visitors do not need a car at all once they arrive, thank you for freeing the city from the shuttle system and the only World energy efficient free gondola.

2 .???? Consider going all-inclusive. Staying at a resort that offers a multitude of services, amenities, activities, and can mean significant savings. For families with children who like to try their hand at many activities – and then tired or bored – it can be particularly useful. Ranches are increasingly popular all-inclusive options for singles, couples and families, and can range from rustic adventures on working ranches to world-class resorts. For some options, see the Dude ranches & Grand County, Colorado,

3 .???? Bypass the rental car. If you do not absolutely need a car when you arrive at your destination, use public transportation to get there, if possible. Airport shuttles, buses and trains offer good alternatives. If you are in an area where you would be using taxis frequently, however, to compare costs to determine if a rental car would be cheaper. Even better? Try a vacation in places where you can walk to everything. Even in the wide part of the American West, walkable towns abound. Try scenic Ouray ( picturesque Grand Lake, or famous Telluride (

4 .???? Get out of your car. Even if you take a vacation by car, think about constructing a trip that’s not all driving. Go hiking, biking or horseback riding. Not only will it be cheaper – you’ll probably lose a few inches, too. For a vacation in Colorado outdoors in the fascinating, historic, lesser-known places, see Mesa Verde Country ( or Region Southwest Colorado Travel (http://www.swcolotravel. org /).


.????( Do not) follow the crowd. Off-season does not mean the winter in New England. Many U.S. destinations offer many off-peak and shoulder-season rates in late spring, early summer and late summer. And no matter where and when you travel, be sure to ask about discounts. More homes, restaurants and attractions than ever are offering discounts this year thanks to a sluggish economy.

6 .???? Create your meal plan. Inns Bed and Breakfasts and many hotels include breakfast. Spend a few minutes in the morning, a sandwich, or pay a visit to the local market, cold cuts, and / or produce to make a fun, inexpensive lunch. Farmhouse, one of the fastest growing tourism industry sectors, allows adults and children to learn first-hand how and where food is produced. Buy directly from the source saves the picture big, too: You eliminate food travel and transport, and reduce your carbon footprint. To the west? Check Delta County, Colorado ( for a wide variety of local products.

7 .???? Think outside the box (housing). Bed and breakfast inns, historic inns, and rental condos, townhouses and homes throughout the world has to offer attractive, value-priced accommodations. In many areas, hostels are not just for college crowd. Home exchanges are becoming popular vacation options, and some exchange listing Web sites also list of houses whose owners are open to renting part of their home without an exchange.

Ore Communications, based in Granby, Colorado, specializes in public relations, branding and strategic marketing in the lifestyle, leisure and travel industry. Current clients cover an area that represents more than a third of Colorado 104.100 square miles, and include: Grand Junction Tourism and Convention, Delta County Tourism Board, Mesa Verde Country, South West Travel Colorado Dude & ranches Grand County, Grand County Colorado Tourism Office, Tourist Office and Telluride Mountain Lodge at Telluride. For more information, call 970-887-2536 or visit

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