With summer coming up, everyone is busy planning for summer vacations, however there are some that are thinking of just skipping summer vacation all together with the excuse that there is not enough budget for it.
In this quick tutorial I'd like to explain how quickly you can come up with more than enough budget to take at least few days of summer vacation on shoe string budget so here it is.
- Travel with a car: You don't need to go far for a nice relaxing vacation, chances are there are many places within 6 hour driving distance that offers pretty incredible, new experiences whether that be a new tourist town within your state or out of state that you've never been, chances are within 6 hours drive distance there are many enchanting places like Grand Rapids that will really make you feel like you took a true wonderful vacation without having to shell out the cash for an air flight. Besides everybody loves a nice little road trip during the summer!
- Find the best motel hotel inn deals: Guys and Gals, deals for great hotel motel and inns are everywhere you just have to be patient enough to look. Here at this blog, we explore all the recommended places but don't let that limit you. A good place to start is google and looking at the reviews, then actually calling the places up and asking if they have any specials. Most places love acquiring customer even if it means giving them a big discount, it is worth it for them to fill up their room instead leaving them vacant. Another tip for find great hotel motel inns is to pick places that is bit out of the city and then ensuring there is good public transport there. Sometimes its worth walking or taking the cab from a hotel that's located bit outside the city as the rates go down quite dramatically.
- Pick the local favorite restaurants: actually with the advent of yelp finding local restaurants has become much more easy than the past where you had to go by the hotel brochure. So our #1 tip to finding great restaurant is things like yelp or google plus pages where you can actually see people's reviews of these establishments. Where the local goes, and gives raving reviews for you can't go wrong. Usually there is at least 1-3 restaurants for any city that has great reviews, we recommend at least checking these places out once.
Some more tips would be to take on the idea that there are plenty of fun things to do that doesn't cost money like taking a walk or bringing some bikes to tour the city, all of these options sure beat going to a bar and throwing down hundred of dollars to get 1 bottle of champagne that costs $20 outside the bar.
It's not usually that we can't afford the vacation, its that we can't afford our spending habits so we mistakenly feel that in order to prevent that we must not take any vacation, but the responsibility usually lies with our own ways to spend which can always be improved with practice and awareness.
So this summer, at least take 1 vacation incorporating these tips and you will be amazed how little money you require to actually have a good time and call it a great weekend and family vacation in the books!