Before you make your summer vacation plans, read 101 Ways to Save Money's great tips. My husband and I booked our first cruise recently and we saved about $300 because we are going in September instead of during summer vacation. To save another $40/person, book an inside room because they are really only for sleeping anyway! We have also used hotwire.com for hotel reservations and got a room a mile off the beach in Naples, FL for $30 a night. Vacations don't have to be expensive to be fun!