Ways to save for your 2016 travel plans

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Ways to Save for Your 2016 Travel Plans
Make 2016 your year of adventure! Here are some helpful tips on saving money:

1. Open a savings account at an online bank, because those banks generally offer the highest interest rates. That way, you put money in the account and then don't touch it until it's time for your trip.

2. Use a travel rewards credit card for all your purchases throughout the year. Some cards offer points to use towards travel, cash back or free flights and hotel rooms.

3. Cut things from your regular budget that you won't need while traveling, like cable and your gym membership.

The sooner you start saving, the sooner you'll be on your way!

Need a little travel inspiration? Click through the gallery below to see some of the most surreal places in the world.
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USA, Wyoming, Yellowstone National Park, View of Grand Prismatic Spring (Photo by: JTB Photo/UIG via Getty Images)
View of the 'Grand Prismatic' hot spring with it's unique colors caused by brown, orange and yellow algae-like bacteria called Thermophiles, that thrive in the cooling water turning the vivid aqua-blue to a murkier greenish brown, in the Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming on June 1, 2011. Yellowstone National Park, was established by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Grant on March 1, 1872. The park is located primarily in the U.S. state of Wyoming, though it also extends into Montana and Idaho and was the first national park in the world. It is known for its wildlife and its many geothermal features, especially the Old Faithful Geyser. AFP PHOTO/Mark RALSTON (Photo credit should read MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)
View of the 'Grand Prismatic' hot spring with it's unique colors caused by brown, orange and yellow algae-like bacteria called Thermophiles, that thrive in the cooling water turning the vivid aqua-blue to a murkier greenish brown, in the Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming on June 1, 2011. Yellowstone National Park, was established by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Grant on March 1, 1872. The park is located primarily in the U.S. state of Wyoming, though it also extends into Montana and Idaho and was the first national park in the world. It is known for its wildlife and its many geothermal features, especially the Old Faithful Geyser. AFP PHOTO/Mark RALSTON (Photo credit should read MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, WYOMING, UNITED STATES - JUNE 16, 2013: This is a satellite image of the Grand Prismatic Spring and the Excelsior Geyeser Crater in Yellowstone National Park. (Photo DigitalGlobe via Getty Images)
Japan, Hokkaido, View of Higashimokoto Shibazakura Park (Photo by: JTB Photo/UIG via Getty Images)
Japan, Hokkaido, Higashimokoto, View of Shibazakura Park. (Photo by: JTB Photo /UIG via Getty Images)
ETHIOPIA - UNDATED: EXCLUSIVE. Miniature salt terrasses at a green acid pond draw bizarre shapes at the Dallol volcano, Ethiopia. Pictures show how fearless tourists are paying thousands to take part in a new holiday to one of the world's most extreme environments. Just like one of the solar system's harshest planets, the Danakil Desert in Ethiopia, is known as the cruellest place on Earth. In stark contrast to top destinations like the Caribbean, the location is a dangerous destination full of violent volcanoes, blistering temperatures, toxic gases and land masses being ripped apart by enormous planetary forces. These images show paying holidaymakers coming face-to-face with an alien world. The trip takes customers right into the Afar Triple Junction - one of the most geologically active places found anywhere around the globe, where the Arabian tectonic plate is pulling away from a new rift dividing the African tectonic Plate in two. Despite the savage powers at work - and the weird surroundings created by them - adventurous holidaymakers are paying to go right into the heart of it to witness the spectacle for themselves. Holiday firm VolcanoDiscovery offers a three week tour for around £3,000 that begins from capital Addis Ababa. Visitors like retired civil servant Kwame Ofori, 67, from London, are taken to active volcano Erta Ale, the sulphuric lakes of Dallol, and the Danakil salt flats. (Photo by Tom Pfeiffer / Barcroft Media / Getty Images)
ETHIOPIA - UNDATED: EXCLUSIVE. Orange salt 'cake' in the midst of a green acid salt pond at Dallol, Ethiopia. Pictures show how fearless tourists are paying thousands to take part in a new holiday to one of the world's most extreme environments. Just like one of the solar system's harshest planets, the Danakil Desert in Ethiopia, is known as the cruellest place on Earth. In stark contrast to top destinations like the Caribbean, the location is a dangerous destination full of violent volcanoes, blistering temperatures, toxic gases and land masses being ripped apart by enormous planetary forces. These images show paying holidaymakers coming face-to-face with an alien world. The trip takes customers right into the Afar Triple Junction - one of the most geologically active places found anywhere around the globe, where the Arabian tectonic plate is pulling away from a new rift dividing the African tectonic Plate in two. Despite the savage powers at work - and the weird surroundings created by them - adventurous holidaymakers are paying to go right into the heart of it to witness the spectacle for themselves. Holiday firm VolcanoDiscovery offers a three week tour for around £3,000 that begins from capital Addis Ababa. Visitors like retired civil servant Kwame Ofori, 67, from London, are taken to active volcano Erta Ale, the sulphuric lakes of Dallol, and the Danakil salt flats. (Photo by Tom Pfeiffer / Barcroft Media / Getty Images)
[UNVERIFIED CONTENT] pools of the volcanic acid sulfur in the plain of Dallol, Danakil depression, ethiopia
Colourful sandstone inside Lower Antelope Canyon, Arizona . (Photo by: Universal Education/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)
A view of the rock formations in Lower Antelope Canyon near Page, Arizona, May 17, 2015. AFP PHOTO/MLADEN ANTONOV (Photo credit should read MLADEN ANTONOV/AFP/Getty Images)
A view of the rock formations in Lower Antelope Canyon near Page, Arizona, May 17, 2015. AFP PHOTO/MLADEN ANTONOV (Photo credit should read MLADEN ANTONOV/AFP/Getty Images)
Lesser flamingoes are pictured on September 30, 2011 at the Lake Natron at the foot of Ol Doinyo Lengai. Salmon-coloured clouds of flamingoes sweeping overhead is a common sight at east Africa's Rift Valley lakes, but the mounds of mud where they lay their eggs are found only here. The caustic waters of Lake Natron form the only breeding ground for east Africa's endangered lesser flamingoes, but the Tanzanian government is determined to revive plans to build a soda ash plant at the lake. AFP PHOTO/TONY KARUMBA (Photo credit should read TONY KARUMBA/AFP/Getty Images)
Lengai, Tanzanie, true colour satellite image. The active volcano Ol Doinyo Lengai (2890m), whose summit is partly covered with clouds, is at the bottom part of the image. North is Lake Natron. Composite image dated 2000 using LANDSAT data. Print size 30 x 30 cm., Ol Doinyo Lengai Volcano, Tanzania, True Colour Satellite Image (Photo by Planet Observer/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)
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