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Vacation on Budget – 5 Tips to Enjoy Without Stressing Over Money

Vacations are not meant for every family, it is simply a luxury that many can’t afford. If you have the responsibility of raising your family on a strict budget, then making room for a well earned holiday does not seem an option. But all said and done, your next family vacation can be fun for every member of your family without any stress, if you plan meticulously.

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Economical vacation – Very much a possibility

Planning a trip for the whole family in this economy is not simple. It is a massive commitment, and therefore needs a lot of effort. This is the sole reason why many families had to put off the idea of their vacation plans altogether. But there is nothing that can’t be solved with some rational thinking and shrewd planning, even if, it means having a vacation on a budget. Perhaps that dream vacation is after all possible. With realistic goals and perfect execution of the plan, a well-deserved vacation is totally possible even on a restricted budget.

How to plan and then execute it with brilliance?

  • Choose your destination wisely: If you haven’t picked a destination yet, then start looking for low-cost destinations that are preferably near your town. Often we neglect good vacation spots nearer in the quest of exotic islands faraway. Get creative and opt for a place where you know you will enjoy despite the low distance factor.
  • Forget expensive hotels; try more budget-friendly options: Browse the Internet for renting apartments, holiday cottages or villas instead of booking pricey hotels. Not only they provide the most effective deals and cheaper rates, they also come with complete amenities. Most of them come stocked with kitchens where you get the opportunity of cooking on your own and avoid dining at expensive hotels. You also get to explore the place, the people, and the attractions of the place with ease. Read the reviews, compare and contrast before renting your option.
  • Plan ahead for transportation: Calculate the price of traveling to your destination as soon as you choose one. Choose a mode of transportation that will cost less for your entire family. For instance, airfare will be more when compared to a car ride. You can also go for bus or train facility if it is available in that place. Anything that can help bring down the budget to a minimum is acceptable.
  • Save for the trip well ahead: When you start planning for the trip from months ahead, you think of saving some money to substantiate the cost of the vacation. You can make this saving more fun by taking a can or a jar and use it to save the lose change that we have on a daily basis. Encourage your kids to make their jar and save something on their own. You would be pretty surprised at the amount that you and your family save from this idea. Your kids will be happy too for making their contribution. This is a win-win situation for all!
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Tips for Traveling Abroad

Travel is a rejuvenating escapade from monotonous boring life. Everyone loves to run away from their hectic and humdrum daily schedule at least once in a year. However, travelling abroad can be afforded by only a few as it sets one back by a fortune. If you have decided to travel exciting places abroad, it means you have money to reach there and back to your nest. Still here are some tips for you how to save on your travel expenses and make those dollars accompany you further.

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Off-season tour saving: If you avoid high ‘tourist’ season and instead choose to travel during a slack season, you will get to enjoy attractive discounts on airline tickets as well as accommodation charge. Airlines, resorts and hotels determine their price on demand. Off-season travel will help you make good saving.

Flight ticket saving: Make sure to arrange everything well in advance. Search on Google and Yahoo to get good deals for airlines tickets. Never forget to look into round trip ticket options to any flight you will be boarding. Round-trip tickets usually come cheaper compared to one-way ticket. Direct flight is definitely a convenient option but if you want to save money, choose connecting flight. I felt some sort of inconvenience at first but I ignored it.  After all, every penny saved is equal to every penny earned, isn’t it?

Ground transport saving: If you are visiting Europe and want to travel a lot by tubes or rail, check if there are offers for multi-trip discounts. If you get an unlimited pass with validity of 2-3 days, it would be a really cheaper transportation option abroad. If you prefer train rides to travel between cities, take a night train. That will save your hotel cost and you will have days for sightseeing.

Accommodation saving: Always check for discounts. I chose to stay in a small town motel and enjoyed my days there. I was satisfied with their hospitality and ended up saving a lot on accommodation.

Eating saving: Avoid having your breakfast at hotel, it is really expensive. Drop into a local care&eacute and have your breakfast while enjoying local ambience. Visit local supermarket or grocery stores to buy snacks and fruits. I munched on them almost throughout the day. Believe me, it’s a healthier and cheaper option than expensive breakfast at cafes. Taste the local beer as it’s usually cheaper.

Entertainment saving: Never lured by travel traps as these are always costly. Instead visit a local pub, you will be entertained but without won’t have to cough out a lot.