We all have our own dream vacation - a warm beach, a place full of history, or an outdoor adventure. But, experiencing our dream trip never actually happens for too many of us. Here are some ways to help your dream vacation become a reality!
Jumpstart your vacation by planning in ahead of time!
- Set up a “Trip jar.” Whenever you’ve got loose change, plunk it in a jar earmarked for your vacation. Use the money you’ve saved to fund one part of your vacation. You’d be surprised to find just how much change you’ve had lying around.
- Brown-bag it. The average American buys lunch twice a week. By brown-bagging it just one more day a week, you can save hundreds of dollars a year for your vacation.
- Open a specific vacation account. Here at Wasatch Peaks, we’re all about making dreams come true. Call, click or stop by today to learn how to painlessly save for vacation all year.
Time it right
Choosing the perfect date for your vacation can save you thousands of dollars. Consider taking your trip just before or after peak season ends. You’ll still enjoy beautiful weather, but your airfare and lodging costs will drop dramatically!
Experts also recommend booking your flight 54 days before your departure date to get the best prices, so watch those fares.
Make the most of your dollar
When researching vacation destinations, check the local exchange rates. By choosing a place that will allow your dollar to go farther, you’ll have more to spend with the same amount of cash!
Let your loyalty pay off
Don’t book a flight, hotel stay or car rental without checking your credit card points first. You might have enough miles to pay for a large chunk of your trip!
When booking hotel stays, do a quick search to determine if they offer a loyalty program for return customers. You might land yourself a good discount just for using the same hotel chain twice and find another dream vacation in your future!
Research, research, research
It’s important to hold off on any vacation decisions without first doing careful research. If you found a resort you love, check out their online presence to see if they offer airline discounts or credits. See if you can find a local who’d be willing to swap houses with you while you’re on vacation. Check Groupon for instant discounts on attractions and restaurants in the area. There are several options for great accommodations and experiences, you just have to look!
Live in the moment
Don’t forget to enjoy your vacation! If something doesn’t go according to plan, let it slide and think of this as a new adventure. Leave the everyday pressure at home and just fully relax.
Take the time to unplug. Stop snapping pictures and take the earbuds out. Let go of the compulsive need to capture every moment on camera and take the time to just be.
You deserve to enjoy every bit of your vacation and Wasatch Peaks is here to help you get there!