I love getting away from home during vacations. Depending on what my bank balance looks like you may find me exploring some exotic part of the planet or just chilling at the nearest and most affordable resort town. For most Americans vacations provide an opportunity to get out there and make new friends, or visit old ones.
Many hotels and airlines offer their own credit cards. Taking advantage of the privileges and rewards that these cards give you can help you get a lot more out of your vacation without spending much more money. What I like about these credit cards is that just by using them to make purchases that I would make anyway, I end up being rewarded with flights or hotel stays. That leaves me with more money to spend on something else.