Vacation planning is hard work, yo. There’s choosing a location, creating a vacation budget, and packing. Oh, the packing!
Then, you’ve got airline security or a road trip. Even the vacation can be exhausting.
That’s why I’m all for a relaxing beach vacation. There’s just nothing quite like lounging around on the beach. A cocktail in one hand, an open book in the other, and the sheer joy of knowing you have zero responsibilities.
Because you already did the hard part.
You’ve planned, booked, and — most importantly — kept your vacation under budget. No?
That’s all right. It’s what I’m here for. Here are 10 ways to make your next vacation more affordable:
Going into vacation planning with an open mind can significantly lower your budget. You may find a less expensive destination nearby, snag a deal on a beach house over a hotel or switch dates based on bargains on airfare. If you're on the road, pick up one of those pamphlets with hotel deals at a rest stop – you could find a good deal for the trip you're on, or one you plan to take!
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