Best Way to Save Money on a Beach Trip

| January 5, 2014

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Beaches are probably the best way to let your hair down after you’ve hit the saturation point at work and in life in general. For most, a relaxing vacation means a nice beach. But these can get really expensive. How to cut down your expenditures while visiting the beaches is what we are going to discuss in this article.

When planning a vacation, you do seem to be all sceptical on whether to compromise on anything at all; because the fact is, a vacation needs to be grand, else you may end up regreting every bit of it. You may think of it as a bad investment. Once you are in it, you don;t really think about the money; you want to have the best food and indulge in fun activities which results in over spending. Here are some tips that can help you save during your trips:

Plan a budget:

Irrespective of how reluctant you are about cutting corners while planning your trip, you have to keep a budget in mind. If you are not a millionaire, its best to accept it and keep a track of your expenses. It makes you aware of the things that you may not spend too much of your money on. When going out as a couple, if you think you guys like to spend more on exploring the local cuisine and doing adventure sports, make sure you agree on that before leaving. These little pacts help you stay put on your decision. If, on the other hand, you know one of the two really loves to splurge on shopping, allocate the budget for the same before leaving.

Places to board:

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Beaches all around the world have loads of options for all kind of travelers. Be it hotel on the beach or off it, and condos: there are advantages and disadvantages for both the kinds. The prices vary immensely. It is advisable to check out the prices way before the vacation in order to have a hassle free time there with your spouse or family. With the online world full of stay deals, a little research may help you get an amazing package.

Choose the kind of food you prefer:

The cost of cuisines can be a huge buster for your budget if you do not keep a track of the expenses that you incur. The only and best way to save money when it comes to food is to bring ready to eat stuff from your home, or stay in a hotel where you get your own kitchen and cook whatever you prefer. Restaurants situated right on the beach are generally overpriced so one of the tricks is to bring along an ice cooler while you travel. This way you can easily pack the sandwiches, juices, water, or milk without paying the extra bucks.

Costs of transportation:

The rise in the price of gas is a huge concern for tourists who prefer to not spend much during beach visits. The trick is to walk instead of hiring or driving cars. It is a healthy exercise, helps you bond well with your companion, and at times even helps you reach your destination faster than a motor vehicle can.

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Gina Rack is an illustrator and a blogger. Her illustrations of sup paddle boards on tribal prints make for great T shirt designs. She has been designing type faces and objects digitally for over a decade now.


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