I recently returned from 8 days on the road with my boyfriend. We started deep in the heart of Texas, wound our way up to Utah, then over to Denver, CO, and eventually made it back to Texas. It was a lot of driving, a lot of time together, and a lot of fun! The thing it wasn’t? A lot of money.
Traveling is one of the greatest things a person can do for themselves, in my humble opinion. A trip to lands yet unknown? Oh the foods to eat, the sights to see! Travel enriches the soul and broadens the mind. It awakens ideas and understanding in people that heretofore had lain dormant.
It can also get prohibitively expensive. Especially for low earners out there (like myself) or people who may have special circumstances attached to their journey.
These days, a vacation can set you back a pretty penny in a hurry, especially once you have children. Flights, hotel rooms, rental cars, expensive cuisine, and entertainment add up quickly.
Once you have a child (or 2 or 7), it gets even pricier when you have to book larger hotel rooms and feed more people.
But don’t despair! No one, I repeat, no one says you have to book that all-inclusive, wallet-robbing Disney vacation for your little princes and princesses. Disney isn’t for everyone, it’s ridiculously expensive, and the whole idea sounds exhausting.
Traveling is widely cited as one of the best decisions people ever make. From road trips during college to a year in Europe to teaching English abroad, people love going elsewhere. Why not? We live on a stunning planet and people over the centuries have formed incredible cultures. All over the world are different foods to be eaten, dances to watch, natural beauty to take in, and customs to learn.
Traveling is a way to learn about new people, see new places, and try new things. It’s one of life’s most wonderful experiences. It can also be one of life’s most expensive – so much so that some people avoid it. If you’re interested in traveling, we can get you to some pretty stellar places for some pretty low prices.
With summer just around the corner, you may be in the mood to take a vacation. But what happens when you can’t afford a proper trip away?
Many people choose to have a staycation, but they’re not always thrilled with the prospect of staying home. Of course, going overseas, to the mountains, or to the beach might sound more enticing. However, if you’re trying to stretch your dollars, a staycation is your best bet, and they don’t have to be boring!
The travel bug seems to have made its way around – everywhere you look, members of Gen Y are talking about wanderlust, traveling for months (or years), and wanting to embark on an epic journey.
What gives? If you’re like me, maybe you haven’t really thought of traveling. Maybe it’s because you never traveled when you were younger, or maybe it’s because you thought it was out of your budget.