We are used to traveling at least twice a year. I guess it has become sort of a tradition for us. Traveling is the way that we are able to get away from the stresses of our daily lives and it also provides us something to look forward to. This year, however, it has been tough trying to get things together. We have not been exempt from the economic crisis that has been going on for quite some time. We were able to go to a nearby beach in May and August but have not been able to arrange anything else. I do know, however, that it is still possible to at least have one or two trips despite the tough financial times. If you are thinking about how to manage your own trip, here are some tips that you might want to consider.
Change your priorities
If you are used to staying at a 5-star hotel or even a 3-star hotel, eating at the best restaurants, and spending on the most extravagant things during a vacation, you might want to reconsider your habits. Do you really want to travel and experience something new? Then perhaps you can take your level of luxury down a notch or two. This would help you afford your trip more and still give you a wonderful experience. You know, trips need not come at a 5-start price in order to be fun.
Consider visiting nearby attractions
This is what we were able to manage this year. We wanted to go to China for the Olympics and to Singapore for the F1 race but our finances didn’t permit it. Instead, we decided to go to a beach nearby. It took us 3 hours on the road and 1 hour on the boat to get there. The accommodations were cheap and the fare inexpensive. The experience? One of a kind. That is why after our trip in May, we decided to go back in August for some R & R.
(to be continued)