Unique Ways To Save On Your Annual Family Vacation


Traveling to a vacation destination needs a lot of planning and budgeting over some time. Traveling with your family can be an expensive exercise, and looking at affordable travel arrangements, accommodation, and food can be difficult. While many people who own vacation homes try to get rid of Diamond timeshare, it may be cheaper to stay in your hometown. Many people would instead go to another state to have fun.

Here are a few unique ways you can take your family on a vacation trip on a budget.

Choose Your Location Wisely

Where you go or stay makes a huge difference to the cost of your vacation.

The type of accommodation offered in different cities and countries differs in many ways, and many places are famous for tourist attractions. For example, going to a tourist destination like Thailand with your family may have expensive airfares but offer relatively cheap accommodation. Staying in hotels, Airbnb, or lodges outside the main tourist areas can help save you bucks on housing and maybe enjoy local downtown prices.

Free Or Low Fare Activities

Being on vacation does not mean splurge or spend money unnecessarily.

When looking for activities to do and attractions to visit, remember that every destination has a few things to do with no charge and free admissions. All you need to do is look and ask around and visit tourist websites for free listings. While doing your research, be sure to look for city passes or museum passes; these usually give tourists discounts on multiple attractions.

Family-Friendly Accommodations

Saving on accommodation is probably one of the most significant ways to save money on vacation with family.

Choosing accommodation for a family vacation comes with a few things to consider, like size and practicality. As opposed to getting a hotel room, renting a vacation home or via Airbnb would be a better option for a family vacation, offering family space and kitchen space to prepare your meals. Nowadays, a few family-oriented hotels provide complimentary breakfast and kitchen spaces in your room, targeted at families. 

Grocery Shopping

One of the quickest ways to blow your vacation budget is by visiting restaurants for every meal.

From the moment you arrive at the vacation destination, it is best to visit the grocery store and pick out all your family essentials. Although you won’t be preparing every meal yourself, moderating the times you eat out will help manage your budget better, while snacks and drinks save you money during your stay. Some grocery stores offer inexpensive, ready-made meals, which could even be a cheaper alternative than restaurants.

Travel Rewards

If you and your family go on vacations often and are savvy enough to collect travel points on your credit card, this can be a unique way of saving money and funding for the next holiday.

You may not have enough points to fund your entire trip. However, you may be able to redeem certain things during your vacation, like flight tickets or accommodation. Many hotels and airlines offer rewards on a few codeshare partners and brand names to give customers options in the market.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jeff Campbell

Jeff Campbell is a husband, father, martial artist, budget-master, Disney-addict, musician, and recovering foodie having spent over 2 decades as a leader for Whole Foods Market. Click to learn more about me

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