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Tips For Budget-Friendly Family Travel

In the market for some family travel bargains so that this year’s vacation doesn’t wind up still being paid for at Christmas time? Here are three tips for budget friendly family travel:

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1. Budget — Even if you don’t normally plan a family budget, now is one of those times when you should do so. It’s so easy to overspend on a family vacation that it just makes sense to plan things out in advance. Also, be willing to compromise. For example, if you should come across a hotel that catches your eye, but happens to be a little too expensive, try eliminating something else from your vacation plans so that you and your family can stay there. You should also know exactly how close to the bottom line your budget really is and if there is a little wiggle room for any extras.

2. Discuss — Talk your family travel options over with your whole family and make a joint decision about what you want to do. Remember: a vacation doesn’t have to be expensive in order to be fun. Try to plan a trip that will include something for everybody. Choose a destination that isn’t too far from home. You could stay at a resort that’s only a couple hours away rather than flying out to some far away destination. As long as everybody’s likes and dislikes are taken into consideration, and what each person wants to do, you can have a wonderful vacation without having to go far, far away from home.

3. Compromise — Don’t fall into a pattern of rigidity with your family travel choices. Just because you’re on a budget doesn’t mean that you have to skimp and save on every little thing. And if you’re willing to avoid hitting the road at peak travel times, such as during holidays or the busiest months of summer, that can save you lots of money.

Destination Weddings: 12 Things Every Guest Should Know

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Huff Post Living shared a fantastic slideshow with tips every Destination Weddings guest should know! Here’s the top 3 tips to be prepared:

 

“How Much Will It Cost?
For guests, a destination wedding can cost anywhere from $1,600 to $2,500 depending on the destination and departure city, This cost covers flights, resort fees, accommodations and food and drinks.
Should I Bring A Gift?
If you’re attending a destination wedding, you don’t have to bring a wedding gift. “Some couples tell the guests that their presence is gift enough but a card is still a nice touch in these cases,” says wedding planner Jennifer Borgh of Jennifer Borgh Events. If you still want to give the couple a monetary or boxed gift , give it to them before the wedding or after you come back.
What Should I Wear?
Check the invitation first: Couples should be informing guests what to wear. “Some destination weddings are very casual and some are very formal,” Borgh says. If you’re unsure, ask. Sometimes, couples have strict one-colour dress codes, so the last thing you want to do is arrive at the hotel with the wrong outfit.
Where Will The Wedding Be Held?
Most destination weddings are held right at the resort, either on the beach or in a secluded area for private events. But sometimes, be prepared to leave the resort. Borgh says more and more couples are leaving the resort to completely different venues.”

You can read the remaining 8 tips here!

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