In the last post, we focused on trying to find a destination closer to home for family vacations. This would certainly cut the cost of your vacation. Here are other ideas you might want to consider as you plan for your family vacation this year.
Don’t go with the flow.
What I mean is to avoid going on vacation during the peak season. This could pose a problem if you are quite limited when it comes to time. However, as much as possible, don’t go on vacation when everyone else is taking one. We all know when the peak seasons are – holiday weekends, spring break, school breaks, and the like. If at all possible, try to plan your vacation ahead of time and avoid the holiday rush. You would be surprised at how much you can save by doing so.
In addition to this, try to focus on the dates which fringe the peak seasons. For example, the weeks right after the school break would be perfect for a vacation. Why? The answer is that most resorts and hotels do not have much business at these times. As a result, they offer wonderful perks for their clients at these times.
Don’t depend on eating out the whole time.
If you are going on a family vacation, you might want to consider renting a bungalow or a room which has cooking facilities. Understandably, you might shy away from this idea. After all, vacations are a time to relax and not work, right? Yet you could turn this activity into something fun-filled for the whole family and save while you are at it.