What Are Your Vacation Plans for 2013?

oday as I stared off into my beach screensaver, I thought about our vacation. A vacation that is not yet planned, but desired. This year as we save aggressively for a down payment towards a house, we are debating what vacations to plan. Some of our friends invited us to go to Cabo with them with a Group On coupon. $950 per person for a week in Cabo, Mexico. We passed. Most of the vacations we have been on we have managed to spend less than $1,300 on airfare, hotel, and food. So for this year’s vacation it’s my goal to maximize our vacation money.

This time we want to head to a beach destination like Cancun, Mexico.

We are, also, considering taking a Caribbean cruise.

I am going to start looking at deals and hopefully, we will find a deal under $1,300.

Has anybody been to Cancun or taking a cruise? Any tips for this newbie?

The plan is to take a week’s worth of vacation in the early fall. I am going to attempt to find a deal around Labor Day weekend. It would be great if we could take our vacation during Labor Day week. I would only have to take 4 days off work, which would leave me with 18 vacation days. I really want to take a long Christmas break. It would be great if I could take off the last three weeks of December. Remember, last year I sold a week’s worth of vacation? I really regret that, even though the money was nice. However, this year I am not going to sell days. Uncle Sam taxes that week and takes 30-40% of it. So, I would rather just take it and enjoy it. But I have noticed I am getting more and more fatigued. My hubby has, also, said the same thing. The question will be if can we last until September to take our vacation?

How many vacation days do you have this year?

The more and more I think about our vacation, the more and more I want to go. Sometimes I wish we lived near the beach. It would definitely be a plus to escape and hear the waves. Maybe when we retire? Texas has such boring geography. It’s just flat!

Where do you plan to go on vacation this year?

***Please feel free to share your vacation plans, costs, and the deal website. I will definitely appreciate it, and I’m sure others would love the information 🙂