Pinching pennies while on vacation is always somewhat of a mixed bag. On one hand, you want to be able to afford a vacation. On the other hand, if you can’t spend any money, you might as well stay home. The key is to hit that happy medium by not blowing your travel budget on unnecessary expenses.
Eating out is fun, so save up for a nice meal on your last night. For other times, stick to affordable options such as pizza or sandwiches Hollywood FL. Hit the grocery store your first day and buy cereal and milk for breakfast. Bring granola bars and chips from home for snacks.
Buy It at Home
So many items are more expensive in tourist destinations. If you’re traveling with children, consider purchasing some items at home to present to them once you arrive. For example, if you’re going to the beach, buy sand toys such as pails and shovels at your local discount store. If you’re going to a theme park, order wands or mouse ears ahead of time. Hand out the fun stuff at your destination. Nobody needs to know that you shopped around for the best deal.
Buy Souvenirs at the Grocery Store
Almost every decent size grocery or discount store has a souvenir section. Pick out your postcards, key chains and t-shirts when you stock up on your breakfast food. Buying keepsakes first will help get the “gimmies” out your kids’ system. Another plan is to save the souvenir buying until the morning you leave based on excellent vacation behavior.
Go to the Park
Parks are free and kids love them. Scout out the local parks and plan to visit a few. A new park is like a whole new vacation destination to children. Bring snacks or a picnic lunch to really make it a treat.
Save your money for what’s most important to you on vacation. Everything else can be done on the cheap without skipping a beat.