Summer Vacation: it’s the one thing families dream about all year. Every have that feeling you just need to get away, If you can just get through another school year and work year… You can make it till the next summer vacation.
Let’s be honest, work and school can be stressful. Sometimes we need to get be rejuvenated and spend quality time with our family. Unfortunately, sometimes it requires getting away from our hectic lives. The perfect vacation is just a few great tips away to paradise.
Make Your Vacation Budget
The first step to a summer vacation is to figure out how much money you can spend on your vacation. Yes, money seems to be the number #1 thing needed to make a summer vacation amazing. Whether you are going simple or extravagant, knowing how much you can spend it first on our list. Once you have a better understanding of your vacation budget, you will be prepared to plan your summer vacation.
Pick Your Location
Location is everything. To be honest, our favorite getaway is the mountains. If you live near the mountains, you might prefer the beach. Again, this is all about your family. What does your family enjoy to go?
Vacation tip: Make picking the summer vacation a family affair. Let everyone have a vote in deciding your family vacation. This is a fun and creative way to plan a vacation.
Prepare Food Budget
The food budget is extremely important. Depending on where you stay, you can get a free continental breakfast. Check the lashing to verify. This can save money on meals. Also, do some research on restaurants in the area. You can find coupons and great eateries by doing a little research.
It’s never too early to book your vacation. In the same token, you can get some amazing last minute deals. The biggest part is if you know where you want to stay.
Vacation Tips: Then you can book lodging, trying to get the cheapest rates. If possible, use online travel websites to get the best rates. Priceline is one of our favorites: great prices, and great choices.
Find Vacation Activities
Summer activities depends entirely on where you are going. If you do research on the area, you can always find free or budget friendly summer activities. Just do research beforehand. You’ll be amazed what you find!
Summer Vacation House Sitter & Dog Sitter
In our house, this is one our most important summer vacation tips. With two cocker spaniels, we always board our dogs. Adding this into the budget can get expensive, but necessary. Knowing our house and dogs are taken care of, gives us that added piece of mind needed.
Buy Vacation Clothes/Supplies
Shopping for summer vacation is an exciting part of preparing for vacation. I mean, who doesn’t enjoy new clothes? I like to start getting clothes and supplies a few months in advance. It’s easier to buy a little sling the way. Plus, this is a budget-friendly tip to budget in all those summer vacation expenses.
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