If you are anything like me, this cold, wintry weather is making you daydream of warm, sunny, tropical destinations. In other words, it’s time for a vacation! If you plan ahead and make wise decisions, your next vacation doesn’t have to break the bank. Here are some great tips to implement to make your daydream vacation a reality.
Sell Unwanted Items
I currently have an old entertainment center sitting in my garage, thinking one day I might want to use it again. I should take my own advice here – sell it and save the money! You probably have items of your own that you know you’ll probably never use again. Sell these items on Craigslist or Facebook or have a yard sale this spring. It’s an easy and fast way to make a little extra cash for your vacation.
Make Your Lunch
Whether you go out to lunch once or five times per week, you could save plenty of money for your vacation by quitting this habit and making your own lunch. Not only will your wallet thank you, but your body will probably thank you too. There are tons of delicious recipes and meal prep ideas out there to help you make this change.
Give Up the Extras
How often do you get a pedicure? Once every two weeks? That’s approximately $80 per month, which would go a long way in your vacation fund. Cutting out non-necessities is one of the easiest ways to save money toward a trip. If these extras are that important to you, you can always pick them back up after your vacation.
Stay In with Friends
Spending time with friends and having an active social life is important, but can be costly. Going out for dinner and drinks or going to the movies adds up quick. Instead, invite your friends over for a home cooked meal and game night. You might even enjoy yourself more!
If you truly want to take a vacation, you will sacrifice on some things in order to save money. Trust me, it will be well worth it! When you are ready to plan your next vacation, give AurTravel a call. We are here to help make your hard-earned dollars go as far as they can!
Brooke Koehler joined C&A Industries in January 2014 and works as a Senior Marketing Specialist in the corporate marketing department. She holds a B.S. in Business Management and Marketing from Northwest Missouri State University. In her free time, Brooke enjoys planning her upcoming wedding, completing projects on her new home, and spending time with her fiancé, Jack, and their two fur babies, Trixie and Pearl.