There’s nothing worse than realizing the year has almost passed by without you using more than a couple of your hard-earned OOO days, but if you’re on a budget, the idea of actually booking a proper vacation may seem completely out of reach.
Luckily, it doesn’t have to be. In fact, all it takes is a few hacks and some insider knowledge to be able to afford your next trip (yes, even if you’ve also got student debt, rent, and entirely unaffordable serums to think about). To prove it, we teamed up with Citi to bring you 12 tried-and-true keys to get you where you’re going, while still leaving you with enough money to actually have fun once you get there. Click ahead for all the tools you need to finally request those well-deserved days off.