If you have a trip on the horizon, you probably have a long to-do list. As you pack and make travel arrangements, there are several ways you can travel on a budget. Many money-saving tips and tricks aren’t just for thrifty travelers. In fact, they’re good enough that any traveler can appreciate them. Take a look at some of the best ways to save cash when you’re away from home.

1. Leverage Reward Programs

If you’re like many people, you’re letting your hotel, gas, and airline points accumulate without ever redeeming them. In the U.S., a Harris Poll showed that most people don’t take advantage of the travel reward perks they earn. Instead of letting your United Frequent Flyer miles pile up, redeem them. While airline blackout dates may present a challenge, you might have luck booking a hotel room using only points. When signing up for a credit card, choose one that fits your needs but also comes with a big sign-up bonus for travel.

Don’t like having to log in to multiple sites to see how many points or miles you have? Use an app like AwardWallet to track balances in one place. Pocket the money you save on your hotel or spend it on fun activities during your trip like shopping or maybe a luau at Germaine’s on Oahu.

2. Pack Your Own Snacks

When taking road trips, begin with healthy snacks you made yourself. From granola bars to trail mix to cookies, you can make treats just the way your family likes them, taking into consideration any food allergies your family members have. Find healthy snack recipes on Pinterest (Peanut Butter Energy Bites, anyone?). When you pack homemade snacks, you’re less likely to buy pricey and less healthy snacks at gas stations.

You can also save a few bucks by stocking up on your favorite sodas and taking them in a cooler. It’s cheaper to buy them in bulk at Costco rather than one by one at convenience stores along the way.

3. Eat Out Less Frequently

If you’re staying in a hotel, condo, or house where you have a basic kitchen, you can prepare a hearty breakfast each morning of eggs, bacon, and pancakes. The goal is to put off lunch until mid-afternoon. Then, eat at your favorite restaurant when you can take advantage of the lower prices on the lunch menu. Many restaurants such as Olive Garden serve the same entrees at lunch and dinner, so you can get a smaller portion for less money.

You can also make vacation meals fun by packing a picnic. If you’re in Southern California, head to the boardwalk at Venice Beach to enjoy some al fresco dining at a place such as James’ Beach (which was featured in Curb Your Enthusiasm).

4. Live Like a Local

Budget travel doesn’t have to be limiting. Open up the possibilities by skipping restaurants that cater to tourists. Websites/apps such as Yelp help you research the places where locals love to dine. Often, you’ll find restaurants serving delicious cuisine with local flair at a fraction of the cost you’d pay at a themed restaurant like Hard Rock Café on the Las Vegas Strip.

Look for local places to get your coffee fix and ice cream treats. Ditch Starbucks and Cold Stone Creamery in favor of colorful shops where the selection is sure to be more interesting and the prices may be better. For example, you can’t beat a place like French Broad Chocolate in Asheville, North Carolina, for coffee, ice cream, and sweet treats.

With a little planning and creativity, you can plan budget holidays that are fun and memorable.