Maybe you haven’t been on a vacation in years. Or maybe you’ve been on vacation, but it was not as exciting as you had anticipated due to your financial situation. It’s possible to save for a dream vacation, even if your income is modest. Whether you’re dreaming of tanning on a beach in Cancun or hiking to the Mount Everest, there’s a way to get there.
Start saving today and enjoy your next vacation:
- Hit the offseason. Check the weather for your destination before you decide on when you are going. You might not want to visit parts of India when they receive 35 inches of rain per month. However, many destinations are still pleasurable outside the peak season. You’ll be rewarded with smaller crowds and lower expenses.
- Set up a separate account for your vacation funds. Avoid mixing your regular savings and your vacation money.
- Save your change. Empty your pockets each night and save your change. Whenever your piggy bank is full, deposit the money in your vacation account.
- Look for last minute deals. Many vacation opportunities become less expensive as time runs out. Cruises are an excellent example. Aside from food costs, it costs a cruise line the same amount to run a cruise, regardless of the number of people onboard. They’re desperate to fill the available cabins. Many hotels are in the same situation. Keep your eyes open.
- Review your credit card rewards opportunities. You might earn miles toward free airfare or deals on hotel rooms. Remember, if you can’t pay your credit card balance in full each month, the interest will probably cost more than the value of the reward. Be smart.
Funding an exciting vacation is possible when you start saving early and make the vacation a priority. A few, small financial changes can make your vacation a reality! Get started today.