Summer is right around the corner! If you think you need to skip the family vacation this year because of a tight budget, think again! Raccoon Valley Bank has some tips to help you save on summer travel this year.
Save on gas: Instead of driving all day and spending a chunk of your travel budget on gas, opt for a one-tank mini-trip. You will still be able to get away for a while and there are likely some attractions near your home that the whole family will enjoy.
Look for by-owner rentals: If you are looking for a place to stay, call up the owners of vacation condos or homes. Sites like airbnb.com and vrbo.com have vacation rentals that often offer you more space for less money.
Find cheap eats: Eating out at restaurant for every meal adds up. Save on food expenses by picking up some basic groceries to prepare simple meals and snacks. When you do want to eat out, check out entertainment.com. This site allows you to purchase coupon books for your destination. Coupondivas.com is another way that you can look up deals and find Kids Eat Free programs.
Camp in the backyard: If you are looking for an outdoorsy getaway, you don’t need to look any further than your own backyard! Let your kids scope out a “campsite”, pitch the tent and prepare a small camp. You can cook your meals on the grill, tell spooky stories and sleep outside. The best part is that you will have your own bathroom right inside!
Family vacations don’t need to be extravagant to be memorable. The time spent together as a family is priceless and moments that you won’t get back! For more tips on summer travel saving, talk to the experts at Raccoon Valley Bank. We have five locations to serve you!