By Jaimi Erickson
It’s time to start planning for spring break! If you are looking to take the family on a trip or have some kid-free time away with your servicemember, there are exclusive military family discounts available to help you save the most money possible.
If you haven’t already added “Vacation” to your list, it should be a line item in your household budget. That way it will be included in your financial plan and you know ahead of time what you can spend.
Special Travel Discounts for Military Families
There are multiple travel discounts exclusively for military families. I put this spring break travel guide together to round up some great tips I’ve found in one place. The discounts included here will help you save money on airfare, hotels, Disney trips, and even get you the best prices on staycation activities.
Talking with a travel agent is always a great idea, too. They are experts at finding special discounts that only they have access to. In fact, I got these spring break travel tips directly from a travel agent. The ticket and travel office at your base should be the first stop you make once you’ve mapped out your travel bucket list. They can help you get military travel discounts that may not be as accessible online.
Saving money on airfare with SpaceA flights is a huge perk for military families. From free flights to airport lounges, these surprising military discounts may help you save money on your spring break trip.
When you know your destination, these spring break travel hacks include ideas such as how to save money on hotels.That same article also mentions discounts for children, which could be things such as restaurants at your destination that offer “kids eat free” nights or coupons that discount ticket prices based on your child’s age.
Disney-Specific Travel Tips
DisneylandⓇ and Walt Disney WorldⓇ are big spring break locations for military families. Thanks to the ticket offices on military bases, you can get access to the most up to date military discounts. If you are not near a military base, Disney vacation planners can help.
This large collection of Disney travel tips can help you plan your vacation to California or Florida. Disney memories are part of so many of our childhoods. Saving money on the Disney experience allows you to enjoy more family time together.
Alternative Spring Break Travel Ideas
If you want to start smart on trip planning, these money-saving travel tips can help you envision a family trip that will work for your budget. The article details discounts on every aspect of travel. It also has ideas if a staycation will be best for your budget.
Smart Budgeting Tips for Spring Break
Being smart with your finances now will help build that cushion or slush fund for extracurricular fun into your budget. If you do not have a household budget set up yet, get financial planning help from AAFMAA to keep your finances in order. That will help you focus on having fun with your family this spring break.