How To Vacation on a Budget

Now That Signs of Covid Relief Are On The Way…

Ever since the first case of covid was reported, everything has taken a downturn. The economy took a hard hit and the resultant lockdown didn’t help matters. One year on and the world is still recovering from the devastating effects of covid-19. Thankfully, with the discovery of different vaccines to help control the spread of the deadly virus, the world is gradually returning to normal. Although it may take time for the economy to return to normal, you could decide to take a vacation to relieve yourself of the stress that has been caused by the virus and the lockdown. Movements have been restricted for so long that it won’t be a bad idea to decide to go on a vacation to anywhere of your choice.

Why You Should Consider Your Budget Before Going On Vacation

With the dip in the global economy, businesses are just beginning to open fully and they are eager to make up for lost times. This is a major concern as the cost of relaxation and fun has also increased. Hotels are now more expensive as they have to cover the running cost of the hotel. Considering the economic situation, it is advisable to plan your vacation properly, so you don’t go wasting money. There are more economical ways you can go on a vacation and still achieve the feel you want. This is where adequate planning comes in.

Tips On Vacationing On A Budget

  • Plan Your Transportation – Canada has a very good transport system that can save you cost which you can use on some other things on your vacation. You can use the Megabus transportation to move between cities like Vancouver, Montreal, and Toronto. You can also use car rental services to move around as they are also cheap. You can also use the expansive train network. It is easy and affordable. Without knowing it, you could tour the country on a budget using these means of transportation.
  • Go For Home Sharing Instead Of Hotels – The regular hotel rooms can stretch your budget, especially if you are in big cities like Ottawa, Montreal, Vancouver, and Toronto. Luckily, there are house-sharing facilities, like, that you can rent for the duration of your vacation and they are quite affordable. You can save cost on lodging in a hotel.
  • Camping Spots – Canada is blessed with so many camping spots around the country from which you can choose to spend your vacation. If you really want to escape the hustle and bustle of urban areas, you can choose to go to some of the campgrounds where you’ll only have to pay a nominal fee for setting up your tent. If you are going for this option, you have to be fully prepared by ensuring that you have your complete camping gear.
  • Be On The Look Out For Coupons – You can enjoy your vacation by being on the lookout for discount deals on restaurants, museums concerts, and theatres. You can get information on these kinds of deal on various websites in Canada.

It is possible to give yourself a nice treat after a difficult covid 19 rampage and resultant lockdown. The key is paying attention to your budget and getting the best deal possible.

Brenda McCrae

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Brenda McCrae is a Wealth Advisor with Assante Capital Management Ltd. and an Insurance Advisor with Assante Estate & Insurance Services. Please contact her at (519) 752-3155 to discuss your particular circumstances prior to acting on the information above.

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