Vacations are one of the best ways to rejuvenate and replenish your spirits. Proactively planned and thoroughly researched vacations can give you a “time-of-your-life” experience while saving you a ton of money. Here are the five easy ways you can have fun-filled and relaxing vacations without breaking your wallet.
- Consider staycations – a local vacation, often times known as staycation, has become a popular concept in last few years because of recession. It simply means discovering the fun-filled activities in your local area. A nearby water park or amusement park, local museums, natural parks, picnicking are just the few examples of how to have fun locally. Visit Goby to browse the local activities of your interest – It’s a search engine for creating your own adventure.
- Grab the Entertainment Book of the city that you plan to visit. You may find the Entertainment book of your destination travel city from your local Barnes and Noble store or just browse Amazon for it. The Entertainment Book covers most of the major metropolis in U.S and Canada. Each major metropolis has an Entertainment Book dedicated to it. These Entertainment books have several money-saving coupons of local businesses, restaurants, and adventures. On average, an Entertainment books saves you about $175 on your total trip expenses.
- Don’t forget to use your membership benefits when you travel. CAA/AAA membership, Alumni membership, and employer membership are some of the most common membership organizations that result in vacation savings.
- You don’t have to invest in timeshare to be able to take advantage of its benefits. Consider borrowing timeshare of your friends or family. Most of the timeshare companies offer a lot more vacation time than its owners can use. Instead of letting it go to waste, your friends or family would be happy to let you use it. Borrowing a timeshare would certainly save you big bucks on your vacation.
- Browse websites like Cities On The Cheap for the city that you are planning to visit. “Cities on the cheap” sites include several cost-effective family entertainment options like concerts, art performances, and movie coupons.
If planned carefully, you can save significantly on your vacation. A typical family spends about $1500 to $2000 on summer vacation every year. Frugal vacations are not by any means taking away the fun from your vacation.
About the Author:
Amy C. is enjoys exploring cost-effective and fun-filled options to create a great lifestyle. She is a tabletop fountain artist as well as a full-time student. Amy invites you to browse her most recently launched collection of solar fountains for patio and garden enthusiasts to save money on energy-costs.