Chippewa Falls, Wis. (WEAU) -- Summer may be coming to a close, but the bargain season for travel is just beginning.
"Fall generally is a good time to travel, prices come down on the resorts and hotels," said Lisa Waak, a travel agent with Travel Leaders in Chippewa Falls.
She says with kids going back to school, prices start changing for the better. And even with September upon us, some destinations will still feel like summer for a while.
Florida is always a popular destination, like Orlando, Fort Meyers, Tampa, and St. Petersburg," she said.
She says you can get good deals out of Minneapolis, even from Eau Claire to Chicago and beyond with the cost of higher parking and driving at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. She says visiting a travel agency can save money, a minimal fee to get a good deal.
"We can put a package together which is airfare, hotel, car rental and transfers if needed and the travel insurance," she said.
And then there's the internet. But do not expect much of a break on airfare. She says prices will not be changing for the better in the immediate future.
"The hurricane has definitely increased fuel this week and so prices are going to take a little bit of a jump," Waak added.
But if you are trying to penny pinch on the whole trip, the only thing you do not want to go cheap on is travel insurance.
"A lot of the tour operators are now offering the cancel for any reason and travel at a later date," she added.
Waak says events like hurricanes this time of year can disrupt travel plans and so a little extra insurance could end up saving you a lot of money in the long run.