Most people see traveling and vacationing as extremely expensive. From booking flights to paying for a place to stay to eating out for every meal, vacations can add up. However, there are ways to save money while still having a great time.
If you don’t want to be considered a budget traveler, you should follow this list of things you should splurge on and things you should save your money. This will help you keep your bank account balanced while still creating unforgettable memories.
Flights – Splurge
There are some people who don’t mind paying for a cheap flight sitting in a middle seat with two different layovers. But when it comes to traveling internationally, it’s always a good idea to spend the extra money for a premium or business class ticket, especially on flights that are over ten hours long.
Now during COVID and border restrictions, flights are canceled every single day. This can leave you stranded with a useless voucher. Avoid this by considering flying privately. For your next getaway, why not rent a private jet to Miami and rest assured you won’t end up with a voucher or unnecessary layovers.
Lodging – Splurge
When it comes to a place to stay while traveling, you’ll want to spend some extra money. Skimping on this means staying in a place where you may be stuck with an uncomfortable bed, dirty bathrooms, and located away from everything you want to see while on vacation.
Instead, splurge a little bit to make sure you are comfortable in your hotel or AirBnB. This will put you closer to the attractions you’d like to see and have you feeling like you have a home away from home.
Food – Save
Not every meal you eat while on vacation needs to be incredibly delicious. Let’s face it; a quick sandwich from a local bakery or deli can be enough to satisfy you for lunch during a busy day of sightseeing and running around the city.
A good idea is to visit a local grocery store to buy food for breakfast and snacks. Grab a few pieces of fruit, cereal, bread, and some spread to enjoy a quick breakfast before you jet off on a day of tours.
Splurge a couple of times on dinner to really enjoy the local cuisine and atmosphere of a fancy restaurant. The more you eat out, the less impressed you’re going to be later on during your vacation.
Experiences – Splurge
Booking tours and experiences while on vacation may feel like your burning a hole through your wallet. We say to splurge on these because the memories are going to last forever!
Don’t miss out on incredible experiences while on your vacation because you want to save a few bucks. Live your vacation to its fullest potential and enjoy everything it has to offer.
Souvenirs – Save
It’s easy to get swept up into buying a ton of souvenirs while on vacation. You’re living in the vibe of the area and want to bring back pieces to remember your vacation by. But once you get home, you’ll look at your souvenirs and wonder why you bought them in the first place. They don’t match your home’s style and have no purpose.
Stay away from falling for the tourist prices and only buy a couple of souvenirs that you know you will really use like a piece of clothing, jewelry, or coffee mug. Leave the rest in the store.