Category: Vacation

Vacationing with Children on a Budget: 3 Simple Strategies To Preserve Your Wallet

It’s hard to plan a great family vacation while living on a budget. If you’re living paycheck to paycheck and just making ends meet, a long vacation may seem out of the question, but, it doesn’t have to be. Careful planning can help you create a nice family vacation without breaking the bank.

1) Plan In Advance

If you plan to take a long trip next Summer, start planning in the Winter. Put a little bit of money away each week and you’ll find that saving for a vacation isn’t

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Savings.com: Volunteer Tourism – Free Summer Vacation?

Single passenger round-trip airfare to Florida…$745. Two week hotel stay…$980. Three square meals a day for two weeks…$320. Taking your entire family on a summer vacation where they learn new skills and having the whole trip paid for by someone else…Priceless. This is the attitude of an increasing group of people known as immersion travelers.

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Cruise Vacations On a Budget: Alternative to Traditional Family Vacations

No matter the worlds economic state, vacation from the grinds of daily life will always be a welcomed pleasure, and cruise vacations can be exhilarating and cost-effective if planned correctly. One of the most enticing factors of a cruise vacation is that the majority of your mandatory costs will come from booking the cruise itself, and you may not have to worry about any other expenses except for travel to the port. Factors such as timing and fees are important to consider before swiping the credit card.

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Summer Vacation Overseas – A Trending Twist

Imagine a summer vacation where you know not a single person, where every convenience that you’re accustomed to is considered by locals as a luxury enjoyed by the wealthy. Imagine vacationing in a place where you barely speak the local language, where you work and sweat more often than play; a summer vacation where the purpose is to learn, give back to the world and feel good about doing so. At first thought, this vacation may not be alluring. Now, imagine that same vacation completely paid for by someone else, adding a little money to your pocket as well. All of a sudden this summer vacation seems a bit more fascinating. For Teresa Coates, this working holiday, or what some call “voluntourism,” is a must-do every year.

“Last year, I took my two kids and spent the summer in Vietnam,” recalls Teresa. “I taught English for 12 weeks and we traveled locally on the weekends. Then we spent nearly three weeks traveling through Vietnam, Thailand and Malaysia before coming back to the United States. I earned enough over those 12 weeks to pay for the whole trip.” Teresa has a

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