Going on a beautiful vacation doesn't have to cost a fortune. There are neat ways to save hundreds or even thousands on vacation expenses. One idea is to travel off-season. The benefit is that it costs less for airfares, destinations, and some hotels during times when tourism isn't so heavy. Another thing you can do is check out cities near your hometown. Some of those cities might cost less than the popular tourist cities, and they are just as fun. Here are additional ways to enjoy your vacation affordably.