It’s no secret that our family budget is pretty tight these days. We were slammed with a few unexpected expenses and coupled with the rising cost of just about everything, we had to postpone our summer vacation. My hubby and I decided to have a “staycation” this year and play tourist in our hometown. Fortunately, there is an abundance of things to do here with the kids, so we didn’t have to look far for fun and exciting activities.
As it turns out, even a “staycation” can be pricey! Everything requires parking fees, tickets, refreshments and it all adds up! Because I was determined to have at least some fun this summer, I started looking up family vacation budgeting tips. I ran across something called a “home swap.” Have you heard of this? Basically, you find a family in another City that wants to visit your City and you swap homes instead of getting a hotel room. Another great tip I found is to buy an Entertainment Book for the city you plan to visit! We usually purchase these books from a local school group for our own city, but I never thought about buying it to receive discounts in vacation cities!
I found all of these great tips at Consolidated Credit, a one stop debt solution center. They specialize in debt consolidation and management, credit counseling and help with credit card debt as well as family vacation budgeting. I had no idea they offered so many services!
How do you budget for your vacation?