Friday, March 16, 2012

Are You Ready for a Vacation?

Spring is literally around the corner and most places in the U.S. have gotten a small taste of it this week with all of this beautiful weather. Students are either wrapping up their spring break or are on their way to their spring break destinations. Before you know it summer will be here and you know what that means...time for a vacation!

{photo courtesty of and}

Wouldn't you love to be some where warm and tropical, on a private boat, like Rihanna and her friends like in the above photo? Well here are a few tips to help you get a jumpstart on planning your vacations for the upcoming warm months.

1. Seek a travel agent. (live person or technology)

Depending on where you want to go for your next vacation, a travel agent can be very, very helpful. First of all you can save money. Travel agents and trip advising websites are equipped with the most up to date information to get you the best value on where you want to go. Also with the help of a travel agent you may be able to find something all inclusive, your lodging, airfare, food, beverage, etc, is all covered. You might even be able to stretch the payments out over time so you're not breaking the bank.

Some good websites that come in handy are Expedia, Travelocity, and Jetsetter.

2. Find people to travel with.

Personally, when I travel I like to keep things simple. If it's me and my girls, maybe just like 3 or 4 people max. But everyone isn't like me. Traveling with a large group can also be a lot of fun. You can also save more money that way because you can take advantage of a group rate for where ever you decide to go.

3. Plan out a wardrobe.

Scan the items in your closet to see what things can be warn again this season. Pick out your favorite things that you would love to wear to your next destination and get rid of the things that you don't particularly care for anymore. And this warm weather always puts me a mood to shop. So look for some new things this season to enhance your vacation wardrobe.

4. Save, Save, Save.

Save your money! Setting up an account strictly for travel is not a bad idea at all. You could put away something as small as $10-$20 a week or every time you get paid. And let it build up over time so you can have some nice spending money to take with you on your vacation.

I hope these tips were helpful! Enjoy!

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