Planning for a vacation can be difficult, but it’s a must. You can save yourself from a lot of trouble, and ensure a memorable vacation when you plan ahead.
Planning your next vacation can be tedious, especially if you’re planning for the whole family, with the kids, and if you will be out for a long period of time. However, planning ahead is the best way to equip yourself for every unexpected things you may face, particularly on the financial aspect. Though there are no hard and fast rules for planning, there are tested and proven tips. Here are our own fool-proof and easy hacks to save big on your next vacation.
1. Make a List
Get a piece of paper and a pen, or pull up a blank document on your tablet or computer. You will be packing a lot of things, and it can be difficult to track all of them. You can make things easier by categorizing your stuff. You can break them down into clothing, bathroom supplies, entertainment and gadgets, cleaning items, sleeping items, identification items, and medication. If traveling with a baby or kids, then you should list down common necessities like diapers, wet wipes, feeding bottles, baby powder, etc. If you’re going for an outdoor adventure, then include your mosquito repellent lotion, battery, tent and flashlight. When traveling to a new country, make sure you have map and a GPS ready on your phone or gadget.
If you’re going to the beach, then list your swim suit, sun block, etc. The last thing you want is buy these things when your kids are begging for the beach or pool.