Summer Vacation and Your Budget

Summer is quickly approaching, and if you haven’t planned a vacation yet, you have at least thought about it. With the current state of the economy and the rise of gas prices, you may think you won’t be able to afford a vacation this year. But, there are a few ways you can take some time off and relax without overspending.

There are many sites that now offer discounts toward the purchase of a vacation. Check out and to see what they offer. You can get email alerts from these sites so you are always up-to-date with the latest travel deals.

A Vacation vs Staycation

Do your research and pick a destination that is not over populated with tourists. These popular vacation spots are generally overpriced, and you will end up spending more money than you think.

Consider a staycation to save money. Visit local attractions you have never seen by researching reviews on local restaurants, spas, and museums. Also research to find out if there will be any events going on in your city.

If you are going to be staying at a hotel, try and upgrade to get a room with a kitchen. The room cost may be a little more, but you will save a lot of money by cooking your own meals instead of eating out at restaurants.

These are just a few tips to help trim some costs during your summer vacation. What do you do to try and save money during vacation?

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