Weekend Getaway + Tips on Saving Money on Vacation

This winter has been rough with the below freezing temperatures. My friend and I thought it would be a good idea to relax somewhere warm for the weekend. We booked a flight to Fort Lauderdale, FL and stayed at her family’s condo in Hollywood.

Tip #1 Constantly check different airline prices and times. If its worth sacrificing one day for a drastic price change, then make the most of your trip.

Unfortunately, we lost one day from four hours of plane delays due to bad weather. We made sure we got the whole day’s worth the following day, so we woke up extra early to go to the beach.

Tip #2 You don’t always need to do expensive activities. Going to the beach is free; you can go for a swim; and work on your tan (but don’t forget your sunscreen). If you’re planning on going to a city, then explore it. Look for cute cafes, funky music shops, or historic landmarks.

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As for my outfit, I wore an old checkered shirt my sister gave me and turned it into a crop-top/coverup. I paired it with some mid-waisted cutoffs and my Valentino sunglasses.

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The following day was a bit too cold for the beach, so we explored the town. We got some lunch at a cute tiki spot then took a stroll until it was time to go to my cousin’s for dinner and some catching up.

Tip #3 Going out to eat for breakfast, lunch, and dinner adds up. My friend and I decided to buy a carton of eggs, bagels, and fruit for breakfast or snacks. Plan and time your meals to avoid spending too much on food.

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The following day, we had a good breakfast and packed up. Even though it was a short trip, it was nice to get away from the cold for a bit.

Tip #4 Stick to a budget using only cash. We all know the dread of paying credit card bills. Using physical money visually helps tracking how much you spend.

 

I hope you guys will have an amazing weekend and thanks for reading!

 

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