As a freelancer, I’ll sometimes swap my writing services for a product or opportunity that benefits my family. We’ve gone to zoos and museums, sporting events and dinners thanks to a good swap!

You can do the same with your vacations! Swapping services is only one of the many out-of-the-box ways you can score a discount (or freebie). Take a look at this list of creative ways to save money while traveling and you’ll see what I mean.