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Shop Around - When planning a vacation the best thing you can do is shop around.  Just like everything else in life, you'll find the best deal if you put a little time into it.  Also, you can have fun while you're at it.  What's more exciting than seeing your vacation plans come together?

Book it Yourself - Don't use a travel agent or just book a package vacation.  You'll rarely get a good deal doing either of these.  At first glance, it may appear to look good but when you do the math, you'll see that you're paying a premium price for some things.  Travel agents don't provide their services cheaply and package deals prevent you from finding great deals on all aspects of your trip.  If you truly want a great deal, shop around at the travel sites listed here.  You'll be able to find great prices on all your travel needs.  Plus, you'll be able to customize your vacation to fit your individual needs.

Be Flexible - Airfares vary on a daily basis.  If you're flexible with your vacation schedule, you'll be able to pick up airfare at a deeply discounted rate.  Many of the travel sites recommended here will allow you to enter flexible dates and search for the best available fare.  For example, click on the 'Flexible dates' option in the Orbitz travel search box found on the home page

Travel During Off Seasons -  If you book your travel during off seasons, you'll get much better hotel and car rental rates.  Also, you'll have smaller crowds to deal with and can truly enjoy your vacation.  This is particularly important if your vacation involves an amusement park such as Disney World.  The last thing a person should have to do on their vacation is wait in endless lines.

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