TIPS FOR PLANNING AN AFFORDABLE FAMILY VACATION

Family running on beach at sunset, rear view

Family running on beach at sunset, rear view

In this block, I will give you 5 tips for planning an affordable yet memorable family vacation.

1.CONSIDER TIMING

Now, if you are planning to travel by aeroplane, airfare costs vary significantly on the basis of your days of travel. If it is possible, see if your kids can bring homework with them to make an off peak trip work. You know, by avoiding weekend travel, you can save your family a lot of money.

2. INVITE OTHERS

If you want to keep within your budget, then I would suggest that you consider inviting your friends or other families or your kid’s friends’ families. As a result, lodging and other activities’ costs can often be cut when you are splitting the bill with others.

3. PACK FOOD

Now, I know that it is nice to eat out all the time, but cooking your own lunches and on-the-go snacks for the beach, theme park or other day trips can really cut back on the spending. Plus, you can get the family involved and have the kids to help you plan a meal; they will likely get excited about their ideas.

4. SET A BUDGET

You can try giving your children each a daily budget for snacks, souvenirs, etc. What happens is if the kids want a treat while stopping by a store or at a gas station, they can decide if it’s worth it or not to spend their money, thus, improving their decision skills as well as helping you maintain your budget for the trip. You could set any budget that totally works for you. You will set your own limits.

5. RESEARCH

You should ask for discounts. Several tickets have coupons online or offer discounts to those who purchase in advance. Moreover, The American Automobile Association also offers discounts on a lot of hotels and attraction tickets. Also, do not be afraid or iffy to ask about special promotions during certain times of the day or weekday discounts. These will help you maintain your budget more than you think.

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