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Vacations on a Budget – Consider a Staycation

Summer is in full swing and the rising mercury levels call for a refreshing summer break. We’re thinking pina coladas, party and an exotic beach! It will require planning, setting a budget, making some important calls, reservations and packing! Lots of bags and travelling. If you’re someone who is running low on cash or is saving up for an apartment in a better neighborhood than how about you bring the party home? How about a “stay-cation”?

Think about it? all that money that you will save, all that packing that you wouldn’t have to bother with, never having to sit on those cramped airplane seats and specially waiting endless hours on the airport incase your flight gets delayed. If you play your cards right you can plan an amazing vacation right from the comfort of your home! Below are some ideas that will help you plan a wonderful staycation.

1) Exotic Food and Drinks! One of the exciting parts of a vacation is getting to experience a new culture and all the cuisines and drinks it brings along. Thanks to YouTube, we can search for any and every recipe under the sun and learn how to make it right at home. You can plan a party in your backyard and instead of the conventional Bar B Q you can spice up the food by adding some new entrees and main course items in your menu. The guests will be thrilled and you get to save enormous amounts of cash! Similarly instead of serving the usual margaritas and lemonade you can serve bull shooter and side car to your guests.

2) Outdoor Activities – Staycation doesn’t necessarily mean staying at home all day long. You can plan outdoor activities that you have missing on for a long period of time. What about that cliff diving trip you always wanted to go on but couldn’t due to work and evening MBA classes? Now is your chance, sign up for one or catch a ride with your friends. Remember to get that free How-to lesson once you reach there and ensure all the safety pre requisites before you make a splash!

3) Local Festival – If you’re a foodie who loves a dish with an exotic flavor palette then how about the local food festival that is organized every summer season? Entrepreneurs with exceptional culinary skills end up here in a food truck bringing you flavors from around the world! Plan a trip with family or go with your buddies, we’re sure you won’t be able to have enough!

Enjoy!