Vacation Planning on a Budget

The winter doldrums are upon us – and while spring’s arrival is hard to envision amidst all the snow and ice, many are already beginning to fantasize about warm weather escapes and spring vacations.

Regardless of who you’re thinking about taking your next getaway with – the family, that special someone, or just you – recharging your batteries is crucial when living in the North Country; but when it comes to planning for your vacation, sometimes, finances can inhibit the process.

Whatever stage of vacation planning you’re in – whether just daydreaming or ready to book that ticket – here are some tips for vacation planning on a budget:

  • Start Saving – Now: If you’re planning on taking a brief respite from the long winter, it’s important to start contributing to your vacation fund little by little. The earlier the better, but if it’s just now coming onto your radar, don’t fret – there’s still time before spring break arrives!
  • Be Rewarded – When vacation planning, many don’t realize the rewards you can take advantage of simply by using one of your credit cards! Numerous cards offer reward points that you can redeem for products and even air miles. Just make sure you don’t go over budget and fall into vacation debt.
  • Shop around – With the number of trip-planning resources available today – from online resources to every day guide books – it’s easy to shop around for the best price, you just have to be willing to put the time into it. So get searching for those low ticket prices, hotel rates and more to save big!

Vacation planning on a budget requires time and effort. Take advantage of all the money-saving opportunities out there before your next escape to avoid breaking the bank!

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