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How to Save Money for Your Vacation

A vacation is a great way to get away from daily stress and have some fun and adventures. Yet that needed vacation shouldn’t put you in debt, which only creates more stress. Ideally, try to build some vacation savings during the year so that you’re not paying it back with interest for months to come. Some frugality in certain areas, along with thoughtful planning when it comes to your vacation destination, will help you afford a stay at Fantasy World, one of the fun resorts in Kissimmee FL, and a great Central Florida vacation.

First off, give your budget a fresh look. If you don’t have a budget, you really need to create one! It’s important to know where your money is going each month. Once you know what you’re spending money on, you can start to see where some cuts can be made. Living a little more frugally doesn’t have to be that much of a hardship, especially when you get a fantastic vacation at the end of it, without going into debt!

Take a look at just how much you spend each week on unnecessary food and drink. Consider just getting water instead of sodas or alcohol when you go out to eat. In particular, look at your coffee consumption. Sure, it’s easy to hit the drive-through and pick up a fancy coffee to go, but if you make your coffee at home instead — consider getting a nice travel mug — you can save around $100 a month, just on coffee. That’s a significant savings when you add it up month after month. That could easily cover your stay in one of Fantasy World’s vacation villas.

In fact, choosing where you stay also plays a part in saving money. The Fantasy World vacation villas sleep up to six people, have their own washer/dryer, and include a full kitchen. That means you don’t have to eat out for every meal and can take advantage of having groceries delivered so you can create healthy, affordable meals for the whole family, saving money in the long run, while still allowing you to splurge on some special meals. This is particularly useful for keeping snacks on hand during the day so you’re not paying the high prices at the theme parks.

Speaking of saving on food, just as you might cook some of your own meals on vacation, try to cook more of your own meals at home to save money. Instead of going out for lunch at work each day, consider taking your own lunch. Make a little extra at dinner so you can have leftovers, or get creative, recreating some of the meals you often buy, be they wraps, poke bowls or whatever appeals. There’s no reason you can’t have a nice homemade lunch if you put some planning into it. Of course, there’s nothing wrong with a simple sandwich, either.

Since you’re going to be cooking more, think about how you shop. Do you need brand-names for everything? Many generic brands are just as good as the brand names, so when possible, make the switch to the more affordable items. Every penny saved helps build your vacation savings.

It’s not all food and drink, either. Look at all of the subscriptions you have. Whether it’s streaming services or subscription boxes of food, makeup, clothing, etc., consider paring back, especially if you don’t really get much use out of some of them.

Finally, take a look in your closets, cabinets and garage and see what’s in good shape but just taking up space. Take clothing to consignment shops — and consider purchasing future clothing from consignment stores — and sell toys, equipment, and other items on various selling sites. Online selling is like having a virtual garage sale, without the early mornings!

Strategic cuts here and there, along with careful planning, have the potential for creating big savings for your next vacation. You may even be able to upgrade from your usual accommodations. If you’re looking at visiting the many sights and attractions in Central Florida, make sure you reserve one of the vacation villas at Fantasy World. As one of the leading resorts in Kissimmee FL, they offer plenty of amenities right on site, as well as special package deals, ensuring you have a vacation to remember that doesn’t leave your pockets empty.

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