Traveling fees can make your summer trip too expensive, unless you know what to look for

It's heating up fast outside, a great reason to get out of town.

But traveling fees can make that trip too expensive, unless you know what to look for.

If you're flying, the ticket is already expensive enough.

Make any changes and expect to pay at least $200 on most airlines, and that’s just the change fee.

So do your research before buying.

Travel insurance may cover some of those charges.

Also Southwest Airlines is one of the few airlines that don't charge penalty fees.

And pack light if you don't want to spend all of your cash on bags.

Most airlines have baggage fees and weight limits so know the details of your airline's policy before you book your flight.

Some airlines will knock off a few dollars if you prepay for your bags.

Others, like United Airlines, let you pay an annual fee that allows you to check two bags for each flight all year long.

Don't forget, Southwest Airlines allows you to check two bags for free.

Hotel fees can also break the bank.

Many charge parking fees, resort fees and even daily fees for the internet.

So research those fees before you finalize your hotel.

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