Saving for next year’s vacation
As I mentioned, we went a little travel crazy last year. It was great. But this year, we have to cut back on the spending mostly because I want to be able to afford a great trip in 2015. So 2014 is dedicated to saving and staying home. We did plan a small trip to Houston-New Orleans to watch my brother graduate and relax a little, but that’s about it.
I get the travel itch quite a bit, and in the summer, it’s even more tempting to want to scratch that itch. So it’s hard not to want to say, “Screw our finances, let’s go to New York City!” A couple of things will inspire me to save better this summer:
- Planning for next year: Planning our next destination and researching it will motivate me to make it happen by saving.
- Remembering previous trips: We took so many photos of our travels last year, and we haven’t even really looked at them. It’ll be nice to go through these images and remember how lucky we were to be able to see those parts of the world. Gratitude can be a great motivator.
Anyway, I’m excited about summer, but I still need to make a conscious effort to stay steady and frugal.
What are your spending and saving plans for the summer?
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