Saving Money on Vacations – Part 1

by admin on February 22, 2016

It isn’t too early to start thinking about where you’re going to be vacationing this summer. Many times the best deals can be found in the late winter and early spring – and that time is now.

Still not ready to decide where you want to vacation – here are some suggestions.

 

  1. Does your family have a tradition, if so then that is what you want to go with. If you still have a young family then you might want to think about starting one, but remember it will be somewhere you’ll be going for a very long time. Our ‘traditional’ vacation until my daughter was in her mid-teens was Myrtle Beach. We would stay in the same condo, the same week in early summer every year. We would book the condo for the next year as we were leaving to come back home, that saved us about 25% and you might want to think about doing that too.
  2. Learning / Fun or both. When I was young my family went on a vacation to Washington D.C., that was a learning trip. I did learn quite a bit but it was also a whole lot of fun. The key is to make sure to include some fun stuff in with the visit to national treasures. My dad did this by getting us a hotel room with a large pool.
  3. Family – the cheapest alternative is to take a trip to visit family members. My suggestion would be to stay with family at the beginning or end of going somewhere else.

Just some ideas – do you have some, feel free to share with us in the comments.

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