If you’re on a tight budget, planning a debt-free beach vacation might seem like something you can’t manage. Studies have shown that taking a break from work and the stress of everyday life is good for both physical and mental well-being.
Vacations are rejuvenating for everyone. They also promote and strengthen family bonds. With a little planning, you can enjoy a vacation while staying in your budget. Here are some suggestions to get you started.
1. Start saving now.
You don’t have to know where or when you’re going in order to start saving the money to get you there. Plan it into the budget and put money away from every paycheck. More is better but anything is better than nothing.
2. Pick your destination.
Don’t rush to zero in on an exact location. In fact, flexibility can be a money-saving friend. Determine the type of vacation your family has in mind — tropical, historic, beach — and make a list of potential vacation spots.
3. Go during the off-season.
You can save a bundle by traveling when tourist traffic is at its lowest because hotels, restaurants and stores are more eager for your business. Off-season beach rates for a Myrtle Beach condo rental usually kick in October 1.
4. Watch for deals.
Just about every Myrtle Beach condo rental has a special deal offered at one time or another.
5. Save money on meals.
If you’re traveling by car, bring a cooler stocked with grab-and-go foods for your meals. If you’re renting a condo you’ll have your own kitchen to prepare your family’s meals at far less cost than dining out.
We often receive letters from satisfied vacationers telling us about their experiences while staying with us and we love reading them. We always strive to improve upon our services and try to stay up to date with what is going on in the area. Helping our customers in whatever way we can makes our day. When a family is looking for a Myrtle Beach condo rental we know they don’t want just any condo rental, they want the perfect one for their family. That’s why we take the time to listen to their needs and their desires and to work with them to find that perfect Myrtle Beach condo rental that will meet their needs.
Recently we received the following letter that says it all. This family stayed with us in September and were thrilled with the Myrtle Beach condo rental they selected.
“Dear Grand Strand Resorts,
I’m writing to thank you for the wonderful time you provided for me and my family when we were visiting there in September. I believe it’s the best vacation we’ve ever had in the Myrtle Beach area and we owe it all to Grand Strand Resorts. We’ve never stayed in a place before that was as accommodating to our needs as you were. Anything we needed you provided. Any question we had, you had the answer to. And when we wanted to know the best restaurant to eat at in the area, you even told us that! It’s true, we were sworn to secrecy but still!
As a result, of the tips you gave us we were able to enjoy many local events going on in the area while we were there. I truly believe if you hadn’t told us about them we’d have missed out on some of the finer points of the area — things just the locals seem to be privy to. I have to say, the next time we come back you can count on us to be staying in your condo rentals again.
Nancy, Burlington, VT