In recent days, the news media crowded by the news about a rapper named Jay Z released a song called 'Open Letter'. It seems nothing special with the news. A rapper released a new song is normal thing. But what makes this special news is that Jay Z Open Letter has lyrics about his response to criticism over his and Beyonce's trip to Cuba.
We're not talking about the song. Our focus is the holiday trip. We also can afford and need a vacation. Many people think that a vacation would be a waste of money. Yet, the myth is not true as long as you are holidaying in a proper way.
Vacation requires a lot of planning such as wish lists, shopping lists, gift lists and more. But the first thing you need to do is decide how much money that can be spent on holiday this year. Let's take a moment to rethink and consider some creative ways to save money during enjoying vacation.
Prepare well in advance if you plan to have a long vacation out of town or even overseas. Longer preparation time is better. Set aside some percent of monthly income with the auto debit facility into your holiday budget account. Do this for the time adjusted to the amount of funds needed.
Usually taking a vacation package provided by the travel agent can be cheaper. Unless you are planning to travel alone, you need to know and collect information about the place as much as you can. The cost of transportation, accommodation, recreation and dining, and do not miss the shopping place. These become important points to be noted.
Take a promo!
For the cost of transportation and accommodation, it is good if you can get a promotional package. Even if there is, the homes of relatives or locals and privately owned apartments can be a place to stay. You can save quite a lot, considering that these two things are the most important costs.
Find attractions that are unique and nice, and is typical of the place. Avoid going to the unnecessary and costly places. Get used to using public transportation provided to local residents rather than tourists specifically. For example, select a bus that departs from the common terminal, not a set of tourist residential location. No need to use a taxi, if there are other cheaper alternatives.
Bring money according to your budget. Keep record all your expenses during vacation from beginning to end. A fun holiday does not have to stay in a luxury hotel. In fact, oftentimes the facilities provided by the hotel are not at all necessary. So why have to pay more? It takes only a comfortable room and a clean mattress to rest.
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