#30: Vacation Planning on a Budget

It took me a handful of money mistakes to realize that I’d rather spend my money on new experiences and places instead of spending it on material things. Thankfully, vacation planning on a budget is a thing!

I’ve learned that I personally love experiencing new places, new foods, and new cultures. And the funny thing is, the more I travel, the more I want to travel.

As a money coach, I know the importance of budgeting for a vacation.

In this episode, I’m sharing how I plan and save for travel, and a few of my favorite budget friendly vacation destinations.

If you want to travel but you’re worried about your budget, I’ve got you covered! Listen to learn all about vacation planning on a budget!

Here’s a glance at this episode:

  • [02:16] When it comes to budgeting for a vacation, I plan out all the expenses ahead of time. Then, the first purchase for me is always the flight tickets.
  • [05:15] If there is not an affordable hotel through my rewards program (Marriott Bonvoy), then I use Orbitz or Expedia to find reasonable (but nice) accommodations.
  • [07:50] An important step in my vacation budgeting process is to also price out any expenses I’ll have during the trip. I do this as early as possible so I can save accordingly.
  • [11:50] Some of my top tips for helping you plan a vacation while on a budget.
  • [14:40] I share some of my favorite budget-friendly travel destinations – both national and international.

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Resources mentioned in this episode:

Hopper, flight-price tracking

American Airlines and Southwest Airlines rewards programs

Marriott Bonvoy Rewards

American Express Marriott Bonvoy Card

Orbitz and Expedia for hotel searches

Enterprise Rewards

Viator for activities while on vacation

High yield savings account recommendations: American Express Bank and Synchrony

Use Digit to save for travel (get $5 on me)!

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2 thoughts on “#30: Vacation Planning on a Budget”

  1. I am really taking hid to all these money saving advice tips. So far i have gotten myself back up to a little bit of where i need to be not fully there but i can say these tips are helping out a whole lot.
    Thanks again for all the advice and what you are sharing with me
    Danika

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