I grew up in Lower Michigan, and I remember this final weekend of May as the unofficial start of the summer travel season.
For some, that meant leaving their homes in or near Detroit and traveling to northerly locales such as Traverse City, Charlevoix and Petoskey. Amid the many lakes, they would open small family cottages for the season. Others would check the camping equipment or ready their trailers, boats or RVs.
From those days until now, summer travel remains a great love of mine. It’s also one of the more difficult seasons to travel, because in many places it’s peak season, with prices and crowds to match.
If you are in the midst of planning a summer vacation, you know that one of the biggest challenges is making it both pleasant and affordable.
For ideas, take a look at step by step budget travel tips for affordable summer travel. Whether you’ll enjoy a Michigan lake shore or the fjords of Scandinavia, make certain you’ve prepared your budget and itinerary for the best possible experience.