A look at advice from a few of our favorite personal finance bloggers about how to keep travel costs under control. By Cameron Huddleston, Former Online Editor May 29, 2013 If you're planning a summer vacation, there are several ways to keep costs under control. For starters, you can choose a value destination. Consider these 12 vacation spots that are on sale. For more money-saving travel tips, here's advice from some of our favorite personal finance bloggers (plus a money-making travel tip).SEE ALSO: 21 Secrets to Save on Travel 8 Budget Destinations That Don't Feel That Way [Savvy Sugar] "There’s often an amazing (and cheaper!) alternative to the pricey destination you’ve been dreaming about." Make Your Money Stretch Further on a Cross-Country Road Trip [CreditDonkey] "One good way to stretch your dollars is to try to get the best deals on gas, food and lodging as you go." 13 Healthy Meals & Snacks to Bring on Your Next Road Trip or Vacation [Money Crashers] "By bringing meals and snacks that keep everyone satisfied, you can use the money on other things, such as souvenirs and sightseeing -- or, save it for your next vacation." Advertisement Don’t Let Your Vacation Wreck Your Credit [Credit.com] "Here are five credit tips that you probably haven’t been thinking about as you’ve been planning your summer vacation." 7 Steps to Market Your Extra Space as a Vacation Rental [Wise Bread] "If you have extra space and live in an area conducive to travel or tourism, I highly recommend hosting travelers. To give you an edge over the competition, here are seven criteria to keep in mind for maximum results."