So, you’ve decided to go on vacation?
But you aren’t sure how you’re going to make it! After all, vacations are super expensive and you aren’t entirely sure how you’re going to have enough to go where you would like to. Not to mention that you also have to make sure that you have enough for food, getting there, getting back, emergency money, and maybe if you have any spare money at all a souvenir or two. With such tough standards to follow, it can be difficult to decide what to do and also where to go.
However, sometimes even the best thought out vacations don’t work out. The main thing that comes to mind in these cases is that lovely group of people called college kids. College kids are nice and everything, but they have the added problem of being energetic and loud-in short, something you don’t want when you are trying to take a vacation. You don’t want to get off a plane only to find out that everyone is yelling and screaming at your hotel you want to relax, sit back, maybe take a nice nap. You can’t do that if it’s super duper loud! So, what can you do?
Well, you can look into luxury vacation homes. But, just by reading the words luxury vacation homes, you probably cringed. However, there’s really no need for cringing or panicking. As a matter of fact, with the right budgeting, you can get pretty much any luxury vacation home that you have in mind. It’s all a matter of having the right timing, the right budgeting mindset, and lots of planning.
First of all, before you do anything, figure out where you want to go. You never know if you’re going to end up somewhere weird for your vacation, so try and decide now. Even if summer is still a year away, you still need to know how much you’re going to have to save.
Next, keep an open mind. You may not realize it, but quite a few places offer discounts if you book early or if you go off season. You only have to ask. And remember you don’t have to go on vacation during the summer. Some people may find that the fall is better suited to their vacationing needs! Or perhaps spring! Or maybe you want to go somewhere hot during the winter instead! The point is you don’t have to have your vacation during the summer!
Lastly, you need to start budgeting, which is the most important part when you really come down to it.
First of all, see what extra money you have. If you have a certain amount extra that you are wasting each month-well, start putting it up! Try to get a rough estimate of how much this might be before but also keep in mind that you probably won’t save quite half of that.
Next, cut what you don’t need. Do you really need that super duper keychain polish? Chances are no. Do you really need that fourteen dollar cleaner? You could probably get the same thing cheaper and better smelling at the dollar tree. The point is to cut out the wants and keep it to the necessities. However, don’t lose your stress relievers.