Uncovering the hidden cost of traveling

We have a couple ways for you to save money on your upcoming summer vacation.

NORFOLK, Va. (WVEC) -- If you're wrapping up plans on that summer vacation, we have a couple of ways for you to save money.

Let's start with flying: chose an airline with reasonable fees. We're talking those low-cost carriers, like Southwest. They don't charge anything to change your ticket or to check two pieces of luggage.

If your flight is international, don't get caught paying a foreign-currency fees. Travel experts suggest contacting your credit card company before you go, and asking to have the fees waived.

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Also, make sure your cell phone is ready for travel! Try adding an international mobile data plan, or using wi-fi only instead of facing data roaming charges on your next bill.

Here's another one: make wi-fi part of your hotel search when booking. That way you get it for free.

And if you work for a big company or organization, find out if they have any special deals at that location that will save you money.

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