Tips On Saving For A Perfect Fall Vacation
Summer is drawing to a close and the last of those warm, hazy days are gone for another year. But instead of feeling morose, why not look to the future and search for cheap holidays to chase away those post-summer blues?
Where to go?
Fall can be a beautiful time of year with the reds and yellows of nature on display, and there is no place better than Massachusetts to really show off that New England beauty. There is plenty to explore in Boston, a city steeped in history with it’s college traditions and independent spirit. In contrast, Marblehead, nestled away on the Massachusetts coastline, sports a scenic harbor for those seeking the serene, and hidden art galleries featuring local artists.
If you’re feeling more adventurous, why not consider traveling to New Zealand, where you can escape fall and find yourself in the first throws of a Kiwi spring? Discover the lush landscapes of Abel Tasman National Park, where you can kayak, walk or sail to secluded sandy bays. Relax in Kaikoura and experience swimming with wild dolphins, or enjoy the vibrance of Queenstown’s youthful population.
With cheap deals available, fall can still provide plenty of sunshine and excitement if you look for the right destination. Consider the Hawaiian Islands to explore the best of the Pacific Ocean, with each island offering different delights, from beautiful beaches on Oahu, to the world’s most active volcano on The Big Island.
Wherever your ideal destination, here are some tips to help you save money and boost your vacation budget:
- Clear out and sell all the stuff you’ve been hoarding for years. Perhaps you bought a musical instrument, determined to learn, but it has been left forgotten in the spare room. If you want that magical fall vacation without breaking the bank, now is the time to sell the belongings you don’t need and pocket the cash.
- Do you have spare time on your hands? Consider taking on a part-time job, or working overtime to add to your vacation fund. Even if this is only a temporary measure, the income generated could significantly boost your vacation budget.
- Do you have a talent that sells? For instance, are you a good photographer or a talented designer? There are many opportunities to market on the internet and it could be a wonderful way to generate extra income from your hobby.
Start saving and make the dream of a perfect fall vacation come true, whatever the destination.
Posted on September 21, 2012 by Matt Stabile