Your dream vacation seems so uncertain and so far away. All you really want to do is go to that one destination that you never thought you’d get to. However, when you feel like you can barely pay the rent it’s hard to feel like you can pay for your dream vacation. So your choices conveniently become: get broke trying to pay for a vacation well out of your price range or opt to not go on a vacation. But maybe there is a third option for you. Maybe the option is to save your money, make some savvy deals and go on the vacation you want without having to stress yourself out over it.
Start by picking your destination in an off-season. It could be a little risky but picking your destination in the summer when it’s a winter friendly time could mean a significant price reduction. Don’t think of this as a risk but rather the reward of taking a vacation that you will love when there is a significantly smaller amount of people.
Once you have targeted your place and time of year, then start saving up. This doesn’t mean to charge more of your day to day expenses on a credit card. Placing more debt on your card is a terrible way to do it. Start giving up your cable. It’s a money trap that leads nowhere.
Look on booking your trip directly through the airline. Sometimes the airlines that fly to some of the most distant locations have some of the best discounts. Booking on a travel site makes the searching easier but it doesn’t make it any more affordable. Just like with e-mail hosting, you have to know where to look for the best deals. This will make all the saving you are doing worthwhile when you are taking the vacation of a lifetime.