Family Summer Vacations

Family Summer Vacations

Practical Money Skills just published an interesting article on smart ideas for a summer staycation and for small vacations.  Here they are:

  • Pick start and end dates – and plan activities.
    Scheduling is critical to a successful vacation near home – it’s the
    best way to ensure you spend your time off on fun, and not on routine
    activities and chores.

 

  • Daytrip it. Make a list of places you’d like to
    visit within 80 miles of home and plan one-day trips for your top picks.

 

  • Ditch the technology. Put your cell phone away and
    limit email interactions to once a day so you can focus on your family
    and revel in your time off.

 

  • Hole up in a local hotel. If you’re craving a break from the routines of
    home, research local lodging specials – it can help you achieve that
    “out in the world” feeling without spending a fortune. Search for deals
    at sites like this one: www.kayak.com.

For smaller vacations, here are some more smart vacation tips to fit a tight budget:

  • Road trips and camping are great travel options
    that are also budget-friendly.  Find the site for you at reserveamerica.com.

 

  • Rent places with a fridge or kitchen. Food is
    often the hidden expense with vacations, so being able to cook your own
    meals can save you big.  One of the most popular is vrbo.com.

 

  • Stick to low-cost activities. If you do choose to
    get away for a night or two, head to the beach instead of shopping. Play
    in the snow instead of hitting the slopes.
    Sometimes taking the less expensive route can offer more adventure for
    less.

 

  • Shack up with friends. What better way to see how
    the locals live? Staying with friends over a long weekend instead of
    booking a hotel can save you $600 or more.

To read the full article with additional tips, please visit this page.

– The Moms Buzz

source: PracticalMoneySkills.com

About The Author

My real job in life is raising my 3 kids and having a nice, healthy and active family life. Along the way, I realized that motherhood didn’t come with a manual and frequently asked questions so I had to learn my way through with the help and advice of other mothers and that is how I decided to start a blog about tips for busy moms, The Moms Buzz, a lifestyle blog about only the buzz that matters. Modern moms are busy busy, and whatever tips make our lives easier we are ready to try them, we don’t have the time to read and read lengthy advices, but we can certainly read 1-2-3-SOLVED. Adriana is also the founder of ModaPreviewInternational.com and an established fashion/portrait photographer.

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