Vacations often cost more than expected

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Some people are great making and keeping a budget. Other people kind of tend to fly by the seat of their pants.. But even those that are pretty good with their money tend to spend more than they were planning to. There are several reasons for this. First, pretty much anyone going on vacation is going to be unfamiliar with the place they are traveling to. Second, vacation is a time you want to have fun and do special things.. Third, you are more reliant on other people because you aren’t in your own home, you may be renting a vehicle, and things like that. Let’s look at some ways you may be able to save some money.

  1. Have you ever thought it would be nice to trade houses with a friend? Maybe you’ll want to do a house swap for a week. You can still plan fun things to do as a family. You might even want to try to meet up with your friends you’re house swapping with.
  2. Even if you do go out of town, it is usually pretty easy to get cereal for breakfast and sandwich fixings for lunch. It should be no problem to keep that stuff in your room. Then you can go out and get a nice dinner each evening.
  3. If you have family or friends who live in a different place, you might want to go visit them as your vacation. And ask them what they want you to do for them. Do you want help cooking or cleaning? Do they want to go have a nice dinner together?.. Ask them what they would like you to do as payment and then follow through on that.

These are some of my ideas as far as saving money. Can you think of other money saving tips?

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