Prepping for Vacations

So, I haven’t taken a single day off this year. Some people say this is fine when you’re starting out, since you can save your days for later, but my vacation doesn’t accrue year over year. I have to use it up otherwise I’ll lose it. Don’t want that to happen!

We are already planning to go on a cruise in September, I went ahead and bought our airline tickets to New Orleans this past weekend. I booked the tickets on Spirit Airlines. We have flown on Spirit to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and Washington, D.C. before. They are a bare bones airline, but you don’t really need much when you’re only going to be on the plane for less than 2 hours. The flight to NOLA from Dallas is only 1 hour.  I, also, need to book a hotel for one night after we come back from our cruise and buy/schedule transport from the airport to the cruise port. Does anybody have any advice on hotels near the fun in NOLA?

I, also, bought my plane ticket to go see my family in Mexico in the fall. I’m very excited as I’m going to surprise everyone. Only my aunt knows I’m coming since she’s going to pick me up from the airport. I can’t wait to see my grandparents’ surprised face when they see me. I booked my ticket via Priceline. Priceline is pretty easy and it let me compare multiple flights across multiple airlines at multiple price points. Woahzers that was a sentence!  I will be flying American Airlines.  I have never flown American Airlines so I will make sure to write a review of my experience.

I have been looking to buy an all-inclusive resort package to Cancun. We have been saving up for a while. I almost bought one to Cancun yesterday. The trip was for early December. I was looking at Excellence Playa Mujeres. I ended up backing up because I didn’t like the price point. I noticed deals get better slightly closer to the date on Cheap Caribbean. Since we still have time, I’ll be keeping my eye out for a good resort package. We want to go to Cancun, but really could go anywhere else with nice weather and a nice beach. Any advice???

Travel is one of my priorities in life, and I feel like I’m not doing enough. A lot of times it is the hesitation over giving up money. I tend to be practical and save for practical things. Vacations are a splurge.

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  • Definitely use those vacation days! I’ve already used up a lot of mine. I don’t have many left.

  • I have always wanted to leave on a cruise from New Orleans….that sounds awesome. I’m officially jealous!

  • i was just thinking about that today. I’ve taken some minor domestic trips this year, but next year I want to go overseas, mainly Croatia and Slovenia. I’ve been wanting to go forever! But I too feel guilty about parting ways with money I’ve saved. Between my efund, retirement, and now my fake car payment to eventually by a new (used) car, that doesn’t leave a whole lot in my budget to save up for that kind of trip, so I might have to dip into something else. But sometimes you just gotta bit the bullet…you won’t regret going, but you will regret having your whole life go by without having traveled some when you really wanted to. At least that’s what I’m telling myself. :)

    • I agree with you TL. Since I did’t get to travel a lot as a child, all I want to do is travel now. Since I’m conscious with money, I’m always trying to figure out when’s the best time to travel. For example, if you travel off season or on saturday or certain weekdays, you get better deals.

  • Miss Entrepreneurette

    Sounds like you’re going to be having a lot of fun! We’re been talking vacations too, for our anniversary. We have the same conflicts. We want to have a good time, but money is always something we sweat about when it comes to vacation!

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