How to Plan for Budget Friendly Vacations and Getaways

I went to New York City with my boyfriend last year and we both absolutely fell in love with the metropolitan! From the food to the sights, there was so much to do and definitely not enough time to finish! This winter has been so cold, we’re both wanting to get away somewhere tropical!

staycationVacations can be expensive and you may not get enough vacation days in a year to be able to get away. So, how do you relax and be on vacation while still be able to save money and not spend thousands? Easy! Have a staycation! What’s a staycation? It is essentially a vacation where you take some time off close to home and stay within the area. Depending on where you live in the world, this could be quite fun!

When thinking about having a staycation, planning is essential! It’s important because if you don’t have a plan, you’ll be sitting on the couch all day wondering what you’re going to do. How do you plan a staycation? Think about places you haven’t been in the city. Have you tried the new local restaurant that just opened around the corner? What about the national park that’s just 45 minutes away? Although these places may be popular for out-of-town guests, that doesn’t mean you’re not allowed to visit!

If you’re looking for a little more of a luxe and relaxing experience, look spa facialaround for spas and massage getaways within your area. Some spas have special retreats that let you getaway for a few hours or multiple days at a time. Sometimes a little bit of rest and relaxation is all you really need in order to get back to your regular self! These spa packages don’t have to be expensive and you’re able to find cheap alternatives on special deal sites like Groupon or Wag Jag if you’re lucky!

If you really feel like getting away, there are cheaper alternatives to getting a flight halfway across the world. There are sites like CheapOair that allow you to search for the cheapest flight available as a last minute alternative. These sites only work if you’re not on a time restraint and are able to go on vacation at the drop of a dime. If you want to check out any of these deals, check out these sites!

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