Summer Vacation on a Dime

Summer is right around the corner, and you might realize you can’t exactly afford to go to the beach this summer. If that’s the case, we have some tips for how you can have a fun vacation without going into debt.

Don’t go to the super popular destinations. Find a beach that isn’t quite as popular, and you might find out that you save money and get the added benefit of a far less-crowded beach. If you’re hoping to visit a fun city and do some sightseeing, try visiting Chicago or planning a day trip to Atlanta!

Start saving as soon as possible. If you always take your vacation over the summer, you should definitely have a place in your budget for that specific purpose. If you haven’t been saving yet but need a few days away, start setting money aside now. Put a picture of your vacation destination on your fridge or in your wallet so you can be reminded of it when you consider buying things you don’t really need.

Take a weekend trip rather than a full week. Sure, we all know long vacations are better than short ones, but we also know that short vacations are better than no vacations. If you just can’t swing a full week away right now, take a long weekend trip somewhere not too far away and enjoy the time you have. A little relaxation is still relaxation, and it won’t cost you nearly as much money.