10 Ways to Budget for a Beach Vacation

If you’re like most Americans, you desperately need a beach vacation. According to Project: Time Off, 52 percent of Americans started the new year with unused vacation days. As a collective population, we missed out on 705 million days off, with over 200 million of them entirely forfeited. The forfeiture cost the United States tourist industry $255 billion in potential revenue. It’s finally time to use your accrued vacation time for a trip to sunny Madeira Beach! Travel Resort Services has been helping families save bundles on affordable, cozy beachfront vacation rentals. Whether you’re searching for a Johns Pass villa, a condo steps from St. Pete Beach, or a charming single family home in Madeira Beach, TRS is here to help you maintain your tight budget!

Keys to Maintaining a Tight Budget

  1. Avoid Peak Times – We fully understand that most Americans desire a vacation in the wintertime, but booking in May through November will save you hundreds, possibly thousands of dollars.
  2. Start Saving Right Now – You don’t necessarily have to crunch the numbers and examine the data, but it’s imperative you start saving many months in advance. Set a small chunk from paycheck aside – it adds up faster than you may think.
  3. Invite Friends or Family Members – The more people that tag along, the more money you will save!
  4. Plan Ahead – Consult our travel guide for terrific Tampa vacation ideas. A daily itinerary allows you to see how much each day will cost. Avoid restaurants and attractions with bonkers prices.
  5. Rent a Vacation Rental near the BeachTravel Resort Services has affordable vacation rentals steps from the beach in Johns Pass, St. Pete Beach, Madeira Beach, Redington, and Treasure Island. Vacation rentals are more affordable, extensive, and private than overpriced hotels.
  6. Cook at Least Two Meals a Day – Make use of your luxurious kitchen by cooking at least two meals a day for the entire family. Eating two or three meals a day at a nearby restaurant will cost you a small fortune.
  7. Visit the Beach – The beach is completely free and its the main reason you’re on Florida’s Gulf Coast anyway. If you’re staying in one of our vacation rentals, you’ll always have exclusive access to one of Tampa’s premier beaches.
  8. Don’t Forget Your Beach Supplies – Local retailers spike prices on swimwear, snorkeling gear, sunscreen, and beach toys.
  9. Keep an Eye Out for Special OffersTravel Resort Services periodically has special offers and discounted offseason stays. For discounts on food, drinks, and local activities near Johns Pass, try using Groupon or LivingSocial.
  10. Snap Photos – We often spend hundreds on souvenirs when photos are usually the best “items” we bring home with us.
By |2018-08-30T14:49:41+00:00August 30th, 2018|TRS News|0 Comments