Are we there yet?
With my family living in North Carolina and my husband’s in Pennsylvania, we tend to take a lot of road trips to visit our relatives. As a family of five, it’s not always practical or affordable for us to fly if it’s possible to drive instead. Since July is National Vacation Rental month, the time of year when the greatest number of travelers enjoy this better way to get away, I wanted to share some ways that our family is able to travel so often and stay on budget.
- Our number one trick to traveling on a budget with a family: Limiting our hotel stays! Hotels sometimes don’t have the room for the five of us to sleep comfortably. Privacy is limited, and we had to dine out for every meal. We ended up spending a fortune one year at restaurants (not to mention that my kids ate only chicken fingers twice a day for a week) and we swore to try to stay in a vacation rental with a kitchen from then on.
Did you know? On average, vacation renter travelers report having saved $106 per day, or $742 over the course of a week, by preparing some meals in their vacation rental.
- Pack light! A car jam-packed with bags makes for a heavy car, costing you more money on gas for your road trip. By staying at a property that has a washer/dryer, you only need to pack a few things per person and you can wash your clothes as they get dirty. (This also helps eliminate that dreaded sack of dirty laundry that you have to bring home with you after vacation.)
Our kids are getting to be the age where they are starting to ask (more like beg) to go to Disney World. We have been trying to save our money for when the time comes, but we know one thing for sure: we will not be staying at one of the expensive resorts. Wyndham Vacation Rentals has beautiful rentals located within ten minutes of Disney theme parks and attractions, and staying in one of those makes our dream Disney vacation possible. With offerings like full kitchens, multiple bedrooms, and beautiful swimming pools, we will stay in comfort with better amenities for half the price of the some resorts.
Did you know? From extra space, privacy and greater savings to convenient in-home amenities like fully-equipped kitchens, living rooms and multiple bedrooms, many of Wyndham Vacation Rentals’ properties offer a range of valuable benefits for all types of travelers.
- Be flexible with dates, if possible. We have found some great deals traveling at late notice. Wyndham Vacation Rentals not only offers regular specials and deals to save you money, but they also have a great savings on last minute vacations on their website. Sometimes waiting until the last minute really pays off!
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I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.