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  • Writer's pictureJessie Ladipo

Tips for Weekend Trips That Won't Break the Bank

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Sometimes all you need to reset yourself is a weekend away. Unfortunately, many people

worry they can't afford a weekend trip and still manage their bills. However, with a bit of

research and ingenuity, you can plan weekend trips that don't break the bank.

Taking Care of the Business

Business owners and entrepreneurs need to make special plans for their absences. Doing

so will not only ensure your company continues to run smoothly but also provide you with

peace of mind while away. If possible, look to hand day-to-day operations over to someone

trustworthy and reliable. This may be your second-in-command or a business partner.

If handing over day-to-day operations isn't possible, temporary delegation is the next best

thing. It's true your employees may not be able to complete specific tasks as well as you

can; however, if an employee can do a job at least 80% as well, it's acceptable to delegate it

to them. This is, in fact, good small business practice.

If you work a regular job, you may not need to plan for your absence—unless you work

weekends, that is. If you work weekends, be sure to put in your vacation notice at least two

weeks ahead of time. If possible, a month's advance notice is typically preferred.

Finding Budget-Friendly Lodging

Saving money on lodging can make a considerable dent in your vacation costs. One option

is to go camping instead of staying in a hotel. Camping can mean staying in a cabin, tent, RV,

or pop-up camper. KOA is a chain of campgrounds that offers a variety of lodging options

across America.

Alternatively, check reliable deal sites for offers on lodgings. Examples of such sites include

Groupon and Living Social. Sometimes you can even find travel packages that include

lodging with transportation or activities to save up to 50% or more on the total cost. If

using these sites, remember to read the fine print to review restrictions on how you can

use the travel packages.

If you can't find deals for your destination and aren't much of a camper, consider budget

hotels. Many hotels offer clean accommodations for reasonable prices, but you'll need to

look around to find them.

Save on Meals

Eating out for three meals a day during vacation can cost a small fortune. Thankfully, there

are many ways to eat on a budget while traveling. Try packing some of your own food. You

can have a picnic lunch when you arrive at your destination. Also, pack your own sodas,

juices, and water so you don't have to grab them from a convenience store.

Is there a restaurant you've been dying to splurge on in the location you're traveling to?

Have lunch there instead of dinner, since this is a cheaper meal. Online reviews left on

websites such as Yelp or TripAdvisor can also help you find affordable local eateries.

Weekend Trips on a Budget

A weekend trip may be just the thing you need to give yourself a reset. Fortunately, there

are many ways you can take these short trips without breaking the bank.

Guest Post by Emma Grace Brown

Author's Bio: Emma Grace Brown lives her life by her rules, and it works! When she's not snuggling puppies, Emma promotes female empowerment through her website. Her mission is to help those who live with self-doubt to realize they don't have to mold themselves to conventionality.

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