Stay-at-Home Vacations Don’t Have to Be Boring!

Stay-at-Home Vacations Don’t Have to Be Boring!

By Steve Abel – President-BBB

 

 

 

What does “staycation” mean to you? For some people, it means getting lots of home projects done– painting, repairs, landscaping or trimming those trees. For others, it meanshaving budget-friendly adventures at or close to home – nearby parks andattractions, a neighborhood block party or a camping trip in the yard. Staycations have become quite popular due to economicchallenges, allowing more families to vacation while sticking to a budget.Other benefits include more quality time with family, and not dealing with thestress associated with traveling.  {{more}} No matter what your staycation plans, the BBB recommendsthat you check it out ahead of time to make sure the business or offer islegitimate. Breaking the bank to vacation is not a good option, butfortunately, most consumers are budgeting wisely and making smart decisions.According to an American Express survey, American households can expect tospend about an average of $1,200 per person on summer vacations. It’s nosurprise staycations have become commonplace. Hanging out with the family and chillin’ close to home isespecially attractive to people on a budget who don’t want to go into debtfinancing a big trip. But there are plenty of fun things to do nearby, asyou’ll discover in ClearPoint Credit Counseling’s eBook, Budget Vacations inTexas. See: http://www.clearpointcreditcounselingsolutions.org/texas-staycation/ In this free eBook, there are severalexciting opportunities listed for each state — and this could inspire you toconduct your own search for other free and inexpensive activities in your ownbackyard. Those of you who still plan to travel this summer will beaccompanied by more travelers than last year.Eighty-six percent of travelers are planning trips this summer , according to TripAdvisor. Thanks to lower gas prices,more people will travel by car than by air. Hit the road or staycation at home,either way check out the businesses you deal with by heading first towww.bbb.org.