Many people are going on vacation this weekend for Memorial Day, and many people are also planning a summer vacation, so I made a vacation savings post for today (and also to enter the Budgets are Sexy contest)! I also love talking about vacations and dreaming about them, so of course that's another reason.
I've been thinking about vacations a lot lately. Who doesn't? I would love to travel everyday for the rest of my life, but of course that's not very realistic (at least not at the age of 23!).
We spent a lot of money on our last vacation, that is a fact. However, we saved money in many ways on this vacation as well. This vacation could have easily cost around $5,000, but we spent much less due to me looking for deals.
Our greatest savings was with our airfare. It's nice that I'm able to travel for nearly free (and sit in first class nearly every time) because of my dad's retirement benefits. I know not everyone can do this so I won't go too in depth on this. [Read more…]