Save Big With These Summer Travel Tips

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Check these sites before you book!

Summer is a great time to travel, but it can get expensive. RetailMeNot lifestyle editor Trae Bodge shares her tips to save.

Find other great deals at HotelTonight, Coupon Sherpa, Hotels.com, Expedia, and Priceline. Also, check out Roadtrippers for great adventures along your route.

Rich's other favorite sites for finding travel deals and coupons:

Google Flights - great way to see which dates are the cheapest to fly on

Hopper - tells you how much a route usually costs, plus the most popular airlines that fly that route

Coupon Sherpa - great site for finding current coupons, both printable and online codes

Bidding Traveler - useful for helping you pick the best bids when you name your own price on hotel rooms at Priceline.com

Also, be sure to check out the Facebook and/or Twitter pages of the brand you're buying from - often companies will put their best promo codes there!