#1 Frugal Vacation Tip: Don’t go on vacation unless you actually want to.
I’m a stay-at-home type girl and most of the time I’d be much happier here playing with my projects than away on vacation. I do like visiting relatives, and Europe is pretty fun. But in most circumstances, I’d be going on vacation because of convention—that’s what people do. Know yourself and save money on this. (Obviously it helps to have a family with the same opinion.)
#2 Frugal Vacation Trip: Pack things that can be easily washed and dried.
I’m talking sink/tub here. Hotel laundromats can be very expensive and you may not want to seek out one in the area (even if there is one). Jeans can go for a while without washing (if you haven’t been getting all muddy), so bring shirts you can easily wash and hang to dry in your hotel room. Saves you the stress of a laundromat and also means you don’t have to pack a separate shirt for every day of the week.
Why the frugal vacation tips?
Small Cents (now Almost Frugal is going on vacation and she’s decided to celebrate by giving away her two copies of the Tightwad Gazette, parts 1 and 2. I admire her ability to part with them, but I’m also excited about the chance to win my own (used) copy of one of them.
If you’d like one too, just head over to the giveaway page and leave a frugal vacationing tip! Or if you have your own blog, post about it (but comment with the link because Blogger doesn’t accept trackbacks). The winner will be chosen randomly be someone other than her. And it’ll be done while she’s in the States, so she can mail the book to anyone on this continent. But Europeans don’t despair, if you win you’ll just have to wait until she gets back for your copy.
Deadline is March 31st.