Vacations are an important part of life. They give us a few weeks to get away from all the stress of bills, work and just give us the time to sit back and enjoy the simpler things, like laughter and family. As important as a vacation is for a person, not everyone can afford to pack up and fly off to some tropical island for a few weeks once or twice a year. It’s expensive and we aren’t all in the same financial situation, some of us have bad credit. Though just because you’re in a bad shape financially, it doesn’t mean you should miss out on a few weeks of total relaxation. There are options available out there, which I’ve put together here so you can afford the vacation you so deserve.
Make A Base Travel Budget
Knowing how much your trip is going to cost you is important. You’ll want to work out what everything is going to cost. Start with accommodation. How much will the accommodation cost you? Does it include complimentary breakfast or is breakfast something else you have to budget for? Working out all the in and outs will help you get a realistic idea of how much the trip will actually cost. Be sure to include:
-Gas cost there and back
-Cost of gas if you’re going to be driving to a lot of destinations a few hours away
-Food per day
-Day passes to things like zoos and theme parks, per person
Allow Yourself Extra
It’s all well and good having an idea how much the total vacation will come to, but as you surely know, life can throw curveballs your way. If you stretch you travel fund too far, if anything goes wrong or unexpectedly a cost pops up that you weren’t expecting to pay for, it can wreck the whole vacation. So allow yourself extra, budget it in. Maybe you’ve got yourself going to a theme park once and then you get there and really want to go again towards the end of your stay. Allowing yourself extra before setting off will give you the head room to do those things.
Get A Travel Credit Card
Many credit cards offer sweet deals on everyday purchases. So if you use the card throughout the year, you can have things like frequent flyer miles adding up, that will make your holiday cheaper when it comes time to get away for a few weeks. On top of this you’ll find that you can actually use the card to pay for the vacation. If anything does unexpectedly pop up you will feel secure knowing you have a credit card to pay for it. In general taking a credit card away with you on vacation just makes for stress free holiday.
Take Out A Loan
If you already have credit card debt and just need to clear the cards to give yourself enough breathing room while away on vacation, taking out a debt consolidation loan will allow you to do just that. You can pay off the cards, and then have enough money to actually go away on vacation and enjoy yourself. The best about taking out a debt consolidation loan just before you head off, is you’ll be back from holiday before the first repayment bill comes in, meaning stress free vacation.
Sure, your budget might not let you visit the tropics, but it doesn’t mean you can’t head away for a few weeks to a nice countryside log cabin where you can enjoy nature, fishing and just unplugging from the modern fast paced world. It’ll do you the world of good.
Tips were provided by: debtconsolidation-loans.ca