Everyone loves free stuff, especially when it’s actually helpful and has value. Below are some travel freebies that I have found over time that I feel are actually worth paying for, but love them even more since they are free. Everyone knows about free flights and hotel rooms using loyalty points, but did you know about all of these travel freebies? If not, I’m happy to tell you about them now, enjoy!
Free National Park Admission
Free Museum Admission
Several museums are free year around such as the Smithsonian in D.C.
Bank of America card holders receive many free admissions. Check out: http://museums.bankofamerica.com/ for locations
Don’t leave home without some reading material. Check out: http://www.gutenberg.org/ or http://onlinebooks.library.upenn.edu/ as well as http://www.librophile.com/#!/audiobooks/popular/free and http://www.loyalbooks.com/ for just audio books.
Free Language Lessons
Brush up before visiting a foreign country at http://www.openculture.com/freelanguagelessons
Free Hotel Amenities
Be sure to search http://www.priceline.com/hotel-freebies/ for some freebies at the hotels where you may be staying
Free price drops notices
Free Walking Audio Tours
Free Travel Apps
See my post at http://travelbrainstorm.com/2014/11/26/mobile-travel-apps/ and now you can also add GasBuddy, Waze, Yelp and the Last Minute Travel app to your list of helpful travel apps
Free Passport Photo
If you don’t mind using your own digital camera and printer you can use http://www.epassportphoto.com/
Free Printable Travel Games
If you have kids check out http://www.momsminivan.com/printables.html for some great printable car games
As always, happy brainstorming and safe travels!