We’re almost two weeks into August and some of you have already sent your children back to school. But for others, that may mean it’s time for one final vacation with the family. If you’re worried about budgeting for a trip at the same time you’ve got a lot of back to school shopping to do, don’t worry, you can still take that trip and make it an affordable one. Here are three ways you can save on one last getaway this summer…
Stick close: You don’t have to stay at a hotel in your town, but pick a destination that isn’t more than a couple hours away. You’ll end up spending less on gas and you can buy all of your food at the grocery store before you leave. Don’t buy anything at your destination that you could have brought from home.
Be as cheap as possible: Instead of just taking another beach trip, find a destination that has cool things to do that won’t cost an arm and a leg. If you’ve enjoyed free activities around your town, look for other events in a cool town nearby.
Just be lazy: You may love a summer vacation that’s packed full of fun outings and delicious meals from local restaurants, but for an end of the summer vacation, remember what the purpose of the trip is: to take it easy one last time before it’s back to the grind of the school year. Cook all your meals, put your feet up, and have a relaxing time with your family.