It is now the 1st week of August and I am sort of gloating when I write; I have most of my ‘Back-To-School’ shopping done!
The home-based vacation — also known as a “staycation” — can be a great alternative to an expensive trip, assuming you plan it well and really treat it as a true vacation. This is our year for it with impending braces for our oldest, gas prices increasing and air travel costs rising. The falling dollar makes even cross-border travel less appealing. The big savings from a Staycation are transportation costs and lodging, but there are others.