How we plan to have a cheap vacation this summer
This year I’ve planned to have a cheap vacation over the summer. With two children and one income, I knew I didn’t want to go too far and didn’t want to spend much money. I always aim to save money on vacations, but this year I wanted to reduce my expenses as much as possible. Thankfully that works well since all our family members want us to visit them so that they can spend time with the boys!
For our first trip, we plan to visit “Nana and Papa” in northern British Columbia. To avoid paying for an expensive flight, we decided that we’ll drive. That’s a 12-hour drive from Edmonton, but it is nice and scenic with the mountains and forest along the way. Once there, we plan to have a pretty relaxing week with friends and family. We’ll also likely take a trip up the Alaska Highway to a park for a picnic. There are also hot springs nearby.
Our other short vacation will also be in B.C., but this one will be a little busier as we have a few destinations. First, we’ll be driving out to Kamloops to visit some family there. Then we’ll be heading to the boy’s great-grandfather’s cabin so he can spend time with his great-grandson. After that, we’re off to visit friends at their lake lot where we’ll enjoy more relaxation, but this time we’ll be on the beach!
Over the next 4-5 years, we’ll likely do many of these frugal vacations. Going somewhere tropical or far away doesn’t seem worthwhile since we don’t want to spend that much money and kids that young are not likely to remember the trip anyway. Once any children we have are all over the age of 3 or 4, we would love to take them to either Disneyland or Disney World.
What are you planning to do for a vacation this summer? What ways are you looking to save money while on your vacation?