With the twice annual school holiday in one year, you might think it must be fun to spend one of the long holidays in a real vacation. Most of times, we are so busy with our activity that we forget to prepare sometimes off from work or school. While most adults are okay with spending off time at home, the children of ours will get bored easily with just “off-time” especially in summer.
Given the average duration of six weeks holidays, younger children will be just fine with once a week day out to the malls or to the park hanging on the swing with ice cream on hand. While older children even those who are in elementary school age will get bored so easy and will ask you for activities that will excite them. The choice is yours, giving your full day time to entertain your children, or giving them a bigger experience by taking them to a vacation.
A Cheaper Way to Spend Holiday: Collect Home Project for Children
While teenager can have fun by making girls day out or sleepovers at their friends house, younger children will craving for activities or instead they will just running around the house creating mess. To get less stressful holiday, why not using their beautiful energy with art project that they can do by themselves? There are many online tutorials on young children do-it-yourself projects.
You might want to prepare one activity for every 2 or three days and keep them busy doing it. Prepare all of the things they need and show him how to do it. If your children are the crafty kind, you will sure get them settled down with their new activity. It can be anything from drawing, painting, knitting, to making their room’s art decoration. You can take the project place outside the house as in gardens so that your house will not get too messy of the activities.
Go Out with a little Trick to Keep the Budget Low
Whether you are taking trips to the beach or visiting another city or state, you can just use some of these tricks to get your vacation a little bit frugal.
First, don’t go on the peak weeks of summer. Most people go on the second and third weeks of summer so you might want to start earlier or later than that. It reduces the air flight fare and more vacant seats.
Secondly, keep your luggage as minimum as possible, there’s a possibility that you would take souvenirs from your vacations so you need to think about saving the extra cash on luggage for the home trip.
The last thing to do to save your budget is to plan your vacation in advance. Pre-booked flights and hotel rooms are way cheaper than on-the-spot buying. And if you are going to big cities, it doesn’t matter if you take flights to the closest city that has lower flight rate and continue the trip on cheaper city trains.
Investing your monthly saving for this yearly expense is also recommended so you still have extra budget on hand when you are going on the vacation.