Affording a TLC Vacation in the Dominican
In the current time of economic upheaval, people everywhere are tightening their purse strings. Individuals are working more hours to keep their income afloat and, as a result, more time is spent at the workplace while less time is being spent with loved ones. As we all know, if you do not relax, you are bound to suffer from work burnout. So, what does one do to escape this vicious cycle? Take a vacation!
How can I afford to travel? You ask. Well, fortunately, affording a vacation does not have to be a burden. Here are several tips to assist you in budgeting for this much-needed retreat:
Save that Change!
The first tip is to collect your loose change. Get in the habit of not using anything except bills when paying. At the end of each day, throw the coin change into a jar. Take a few moments to gather up all of your coin change. Dig it out of the sofa, your car or anywhere else you find loose change. Gather it up and add it to the change you have saved.
You will be amazed at the amount of money you will quickly accumulate! This is a painless way to increase your vacation fund.
A second tip is to forego one luxury purchase weekly and put that money towards your travel budget. Consider skipping one evening of eating out at a restaurant, stretching your pedicure to bi-weekly, or not purchasing that new shirt. Doing this is a great way to add to your vacation bottom line.
Book Online and in Advance
The final and best tip is to choose a discount vacation location. Get as much “bang for your buck” as you can! A fabulous way to do this is to look for all inclusive vacation packages. These trips usually offer all of your food, liquor and activities in the package price. This negates the need to budget spending money for your trip. There are many affordable locations that offer these packages.
The Dominican Republic is an up and coming location. It is not overrun by travelers and is beautiful. You will find hospitality to be foremost in the locals’ minds. Another great destination for someone looking for a relaxing vacation is Punta Cana.
Now is the time to start planning your vacation. With the tips you have been provided, you will be on your way in no time. Cash in your loose change, forego one luxury a week and book in advance. Now, put your feet up, relax and get ready to travel!