Vacationing On A Tight Budget

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Going on vacation is supposed to be one of the most fun times of the year. A time that you look forward to all year long and put a lot of planning into. But recently, many people have been sticking closer to home for their vacations due to the costs associated with going somewhere. Obviously the number of people involved plays a major factor, but no matter how you look at it, expenses add up. Many families are choosing to go on shorter vacations or driving instead of flying to try to save money. Many are also shocked by the cost of hotels and feel like their entire budget is spent on lodging, instead of fun stuff.

Well, there’s some good news for people looking to vacation on a tight budget. By doing a home exchange, you can go anywhere in the world but avoid the high hotel costs. The concept is simple, you just swap houses with someone who lives where you want to go. They come to your house and you go to theirs. It’s as simple as that. Then, instead of spending a huge percentage of your budget on a hotel, you can spend it sightseeing, enjoying delicious meals, or even on transportation to and from your destination. Think of the money you would have available if you weren’t spending between $100-300 each night per room in a hotel! That would open up a world of possibilities as to where you wanted to go and see. Instead of staying somewhere close to home so that you could save money on a flight, you could save money on the hotel, instead, and travel anywhere in the world you want.

By swapping with another person or family, you’re also ensuring that you’ll get the real experience of the area, rather than just staying in a touristy area and not really getting a feel for the local culture. You’ll be able to have a relationship with a local who can offer recommendations about where to go, eat, and shop that you might never have discovered otherwise. In addition, you’ll know that your home is in good hands while they’re staying in it because you are in the same position they are. You’ll appreciate not having to leave your house vacant while you go on vacation, and will be able to rest assured that it’s being looked after.

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This article was published on 2013/06/28