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6 travel websites sure to make your trip affordable

By Tara McAlister
Tara McAlister
Tara McAlister is MomsCharlotte.com's Deal Diva, giving you loads of easy tips to save money.

We continue with my 25 favorite money-saving websites. This batch is all about travel planning.

13. DiscoverAmerica.com : Find adventure within the 50 states. Use the site’s Trip Tuner to set such preferences as cost, weather, family-friendliness, etc.

12. MouseSavers.com : This is the must-bookmark site if you’re planning a trip to a Disney park or on a Disney cruise. It has thousands of great tips on how to save money and time.

11. Kayak.com : Find deals on airfares. If you’re open to a real adventure, use the Explore tool. Set filters such as the amount of vacation time, budget, weather and what you want to do.

10. BingTravel.com : Lots of options for flight deals. The Price Predictor lets you research the pricing history for a particular route at a particular time.

9. TripAdvisor.com : With thousands of user-written reviews of hotels, resorts, destinations, cruises, attractions and restaurants, this website offers the most comprehensive tool when selecting the best spot for your trip. A great place to start is the Best of 2013 menu.

8. HomeExchange.com : A nontraditional approach to selecting accommodations, this membership website provides information on available private homes all over the world.

Next week: Seven Super Saver websites.

Reach Tara at thedealdiva@bellsouth.net

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