Monthly Archives: June 2016

Inexpensive Vacations

Holidays have started! Is there any better option other than going out for a tour? A vacation is limited to only a few days, so it’s utmost necessary to plan a trip that will not only be fun filled but also economical. It’s not always very wise to go for expensive vacations for a short period of time, rather a well planned trip involving less expenses will be a good decision. To select a cheap vacation destination, you need to look for the affordable vacation spots that will come under your budget.

For Families

Vacation is about merriment, to celebrate togetherness with family, and getting a break from rigorous working hours for parents and from daily school for children. For inexpensive vacation packages, you can either opt for different holiday schemes offered by travel agencies or you can plan the budget according to your choice. Once you select the destination, you can plan some ideas for fun affordable family vacations. Here’s the selected list of inexpensive vacation spots, where you can have complete family fun.

  • Myrtle Beach in South Carolina
  • San Diego in California
  • Lake Tahoe in California
  • Grand Canyon in Arizona
  • Las Vegas in Nevada
  • Orlando in Florida
  • Harpers Ferry in West Virginia
  • South Padre Island in Texas
  • Solomon’s Island in Maryland
  • San Carlos in Mexico
  • Pyramids in Egypt
  • Budapest in Hungary
  • Bali Island in Indonesia
  • Phuket in Thailand
  • Mombassa in Kenya
  • Kerala in India
  • Goa in India
  • Praque in Czech Republic
  • Malaysia
  • Argentina
  • Caribbean Island of Roatan

For Couples

You can take your sweetheart to some locations that not only have enchanting beauty but are also within your budget. Spend some quality time with your partner and re-kindle the romance in your life. Book tickets, stay at affordable resorts, and enjoy each other’s company.

  • The Little Bahamas Banks of Bahama Island
  • The Old Navy Road in Norway
  • Port Ludlow in Washington
  • Hawaii Islands
  • Las Vegas
  • Georgia
  • New York City
  • North Carolina
  • Colorado
  • Virginia
  • Barbary apes, Sahara edges in Morocco
  • Machu Picchu of Peru
  • Cappadocia Turkey
  • Malaysia
  • Mauritius
  • Goa, Kerala, and North East of India

For Singles

People who love to travel alone can also opt for some of the best affordable holiday destinations. Solitude can sometimes be a man’s best friend. So, plan from any of these spots and set for your journey.

  • Miami beach Florida
  • Las Vegas in Nevada
  • Tucson, AZ
  • Cancun, Mexico
  • New York City
  • Aruba
  • Jamaica
  • Greece
  • Rome
  • Amsterdam
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Some Ideas to Spend the Vacation

If you love to enjoy natural beauty in the lap of mountains, you can go to hill stations. The balmy weather shall fill your senses with peace and calm. This is the perfect way to spend your holidays with your partner. If kids are around with you, there’s no better option other than Disneyland. There are ample cheap Disneyland vacation packages that can help you save some money. You can also enjoy wildlife sanctuaries with your family. When you are traveling alone, don’t you think you can try out some challenging sports? Try out these challenging adventures and taste life from a different angle.

  • Snow skiing
  • Scuba diving
  • Yachting
  • Kayaking
  • Bungee jumping
  • Horse riding
  • Skating
  • River rafting
  • Trekking
  • Mountaineering
  • Hiking

 

Vacation Ideas for Couples

Planning a vacation is never easy. There are so many places to go and so many factors to consider. What kind of vacation are you looking for? Do you want a relaxed, laid-back trip, or do you want a vacation with a lot of activity and fun?

The Sun and the Sand

What could be a better place to laze around than on a beach? The sun and the sand make a fantastic cocktail for a romantic setting, both during the day and at night too! You sit in the sun and get a fantastic tan by day, and go for a romantic moonlit stroll on the beach at night. And if you enjoy a bit of activity during the vacation, there are several beach-side attractions available for you to choose from. You and your loved one could go para-sailing over the seas. A para-sail is like a parachute stringed to a motor-boat. So when the motor-boat moves, it takes the para-sail along with it and gives a panoramic view of the beach and the sea. Alternatively, you could go snorkeling and check out the marine life habitat along the beach. If you wish to go deeper into the sea, you can also opt for scuba-diving. The beach authorities might provide you with oxygen tanks and other supplies necessary for scuba-diving. Some beaches also come with the added attraction of dolphins and some boats take you deep into the ocean for a view of the dolphins playing in the sea. If you wish to take matters in your own hand, you could also rent a motor boat or a jet-ski and go speeding over the high seas. And if nothing else, there is always surfing.

Some of the best beaches in the US can be found in Florida and California. These two states are well aware of their popularity as vacation destinations and are well equipped for providing the best beach holiday ever. If you are looking for romantic ideas outside the US, you can go to the beaches in the Mediterranean, the Caribbean Islands, or even Australia, depending on your budget.

Backpacking and the Mountains

On the other hand, if you are looking for adventure and the sunrise in the mountain vale, then you and your loved one should head to the mountains. With the Rockies and the Appalachian mountains still around, mountain hiking is one of the best getaways in the US. Mountains themselves come with a great deal of activity, but if your hunger for action is still not satiated, there are several things you can do. You could go snow skiing, or if you’re not a big fan of snow, you could go hunting (in those states which allow it). Other activities include hiking and trekking, which can be done all year long! If you’re looking for a mountainous getaway outside the US, the Alps and the Himalayas are exciting options as well.

Cruise

A cruise is the ultimate experience if you want limited activity and just want to spend a few special days luxuriously. A cruise trip makes you feel like a king, and is an ideal getaway if what you really want is some special, alone time with the person you love. No work, nothing. Just pure enjoyment. There are several cruises available that will take you to Hawaii, or the Bahamas. If you wish to go a bit farther from the US, you could go either to the Mediterranean or the far East. There are many cruises near and around Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, and the Philippines.

You can choose any one of these romantic ideas depending upon your loved one’s and your choice, and have a vacation you will never forget.

Fun Vacation Ideas

Don’t you wish everyday was a holiday? The problem is that vacations come once in a year, and if you haven’t planned them properly, they’re going to be pretty boring. The last thing you would want is not enjoy the precious few days you get off from work. So let’s learn a few things, to make it a joyful vacation.

For Families

There is often a covert conflict between parents and children about the destination. Parents insist on taking children to places of historical significance and educational value, whereas kids prefer Disney vacations. So don’t go to extremes. Discuss the destinations with the family and try to combine the two, so that the kids learn and have fun too.

Sometimes it is about what we do at the vacation spot. Suppose you plan out a fabulous vacation to Hawaii. There the kids would want to try activities like surfing or scuba diving, and if parents stick to the hotel room, on a call from work, or to their laptops, kids are going to be annoyed. The reclusive, lazy kids will take their PSP along and spend the whole day with it, oblivious to the new, beautiful surroundings that Hawaii has to offer. So bring your children/parents out in the open.

Most resorts and hotels today have good recreational facilities. In case you forgot your own baseball bat or gloves, you can borrow it from the hotel. Playing outdoor games is a great way to spend quality time. And if it rains, many times you have indoor options like table tennis, carrom, chess, etc. And if nothing suggests itself, you should always keep a pack of cards handy.

Sometimes it may be fun to go with other families. It may be a good idea to combine your plans with your friends. This can be a great plan, especially if both are single child families. Then the one kid will have the other to keep him/her company.

For Couples

This really depends on what you and your spouse prefer. Some couples like a vacation to be filled with various activities, while others don’t mind spending the whole time wrapped up in a sack. One of the best ideas for couples is to go on a cruise. It may be a bit on the expensive side, but considering that this is one of the very few times that you and your loved one are going to get away from the rest of the family, it’s worth it. A relaxing, dreamy time is what you want before getting back to the rigors of family life again.

Alternatively, you could also want to reemphasize your youthfulness and leave the cruise for the oldies. You could hike up the Rockies and the Appalachians. Forests are also plentiful in the United States. Hiking in the forest with your loved one could be one of the most romantic things you might want to do. There could be no greater feeling than being on the top of a tall mountain, alone with the one you love!

But remember, to make your vacation fun, you should plan it well in advance. Good ideas aren’t hard to come by, if you give it a little thought.

Vacation Ideas for Kids

It’s quite a common sight in every household – the exams are over and the kids are all geared up and looking forward to a nice break. Often, parents are in need of ideas as to where to take the children for a vacation. To help you with that, precisely, we have listed some interesting ideas.

  1. If you are a nature lover, you can opt for a nature trail with a group of fellow nature lovers. It could either be a one-day outing, or you could take along some camping gear and turn it into an overnight affair.
  2. If you are a water baby and live in an area close to a river or lake, it could be possible to indulge in some water sports. Boating, jet skiing, banana riding, kayaking, canoeing, river rafting, etc., are some activities that children are most likely to enjoy.
  3. Amusement parks are always an option, when it comes to vacationing. Enjoy the rides, splash around in the wave pool, and have whole lot of fun!
  4. If speed is what excites you, why not think about a day at the nearby go-kart club? Experience the feeling of being in a race car and race your friends to the checkered flag! However, always remember to abide by all the safety rules, regulations, and requirements.
  5. If you are a part of a big group, you could decide to go for a road trip. You could take your car and set off on a journey of fun and enjoyment. Use a map and plan all the possible places that you could visit. If possible, carry your own tent or camping gear.
  6. If your kids love cartoons, why not take them to Disneyland? They could mingle with their favorite cartoon characters, get photographed with them, and buy some lovely memorabilia. This little Disney vacation could surely make their summer all the more special.
  7. If your family owns a farmhouse or a cottage up in the hills, you all could head there for a weekend getaway. You could mingle with the kids, tell them old stories, and show them around the farmhouse.

Most of these ideas are feasible practically as well as economically. Moreover, your children are surely going to have an exciting time. So, enjoy your vacation and make wonderful memories!