When it comes to packing bags, going through hotel sites and searching for various tourist attractions it hints at one is heading for a vacation. When it comes to going on a vacation one is filled with excitement and elation as it is supposed to replenish joy that is missing in our melancholic life. Every individual would have different spot for touring and travelling. Some would like natural landscapes like beaches, mountains or forests while some may prefer uber cities high end markets. Plus people now days tend to post a lot of content on their social media accounts uploading selfless in wonder backgrounds and travelling famous tourist destination.
But one needs to be wary of their spending as extravagant spending can burn a hole in your pocket. Here are seven budget friendly tips for your next family get away:-
While enjoying your vacation one may forget that money once spends might not get back. So it is pertinent to save money as much as possible and spend it judiciously. One can set apart reasonable amount to save out of each paycheck and transfer that money into a special vacation account before you do anything else.
Consider Alternative Housing:
There is no law that you have to put up in hotel or stay at luxurious hotel that would loosen your pockets. With introduction of apps like air bnb or house me one can ditch pricey hotel and choose to stay at guest house.
Eliminate Unnecessary Spending:
While being on vacation one is enticed to splurge on unwanted things. It is also a fact that many tourist destination sells sub standard items under inflated prices. So better be thrifty and spend economically only on things that provides value for money.
Do you have a bad habit of driving your car and heading to nearby stores for every small item? It is advisable to keep a list of required item and make purchases in one go rather than hitting the store foe every item. This would save your fuel and even will be better for environment.
Sell Unwanted Stuff to Fund the Vacation:
Is your wardrobe or house filled with unwanted clutter? A thing that is not be not of your use might be useful for other. The adage goes right one man’s rubbish is another man’s gold. By selling of unwanted thing you can add up to your vacation budget.
Take all the medications you might need even if you are not having it in normal course. Then you don’t have to hit a drugstore or pay inflated rates for normal medicines at the airport or hotel gift shop.
Consider Safety First:
This tip might not save you any money but sanity will prevail and keep everyone as safe as possible especially if you are navigating to crowded area. Brief your children what to do if you get separated and tuck a business card from where you are staying in their pockets with your contact details mentioned on it.