About 6 in 10 of us will take some vacation time, and taking a break is a good idea that comes from God. But a family vacation does not have to put you under financial stress.
What if I told you that I’ve taken my family on a vacation every year, usually spending less than $1,000? And this year, in fact, we spent $424 for four of us to enjoy a 4 night/5-day stay at the beach in Florida which included lodging, food, travel and entertainment!
How did we do it you might be asking?
First, we avoided peak season rental rates by going in late April. This saves money and helps us to avoid the crowds. The next decision we made was to rent a small cottage with two important features: an efficiency kitchen and a location across the street from the beach. The cost of a cottage that did not sit directly on the beach was a good discount for that inconvenience of carrying our beach towels across the street and the kitchen allowed us to make meals ourselves.