Summer Vacation Savings Tips

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If you spend as much time daydreaming about vacation plans as I do, chances are you’ve already hashed out a few ideas for the upcoming summer. If your work desktop features an image of aquamarine waters in Belize or the San Francisco Bay at sunset, you know what I mean. However, a lot more goes into planning a summer vacation than simply daydreaming – at some point you have to put the plan into action. This is easier said than done, of course. High prices during a crowded peak season and an overwhelming number of choices to make (where to stay, how to get there, what to see, where to eat) don’t make the planning any easier. Don’t let this deter you. Planning your summer vacation can actually be just as fun (if not more) than daydreaming about it. Just try not to stress and pay attention to these 10 easy tips. Do Your Research I know you’ve already conjured up a few … [Read more...]

How to Plan a Summer Vacation

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While a summer vacation may seem light years away—especially if you’re reading this from somewhere in the Northeast that’s still occasionally pummeled with snow—in just a few short months school will be wrapping up, the days will be long and sunny, and you’ll be wishing you started planning your summer vacation earlier! While planning ahead is a big part of preparing for an affordable and enjoyable summer vacation, it also gives you something to look forward to as you wait for winter to say its final adieu. A family summer vacation should be a relaxing, fun-filled time for bonding and re-energizing, but too often families find their vacations to be just as stressful, if not more so, than their daily routines. This can be due to lack of planning, chaotic itineraries, unhappy family members, and the number one cause: overspending. Whatever your budget, your summer vacation … [Read more...]

Planning for Summer Vacations and Trips in the US

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Looking for an attraction pass that gives you discounted admission to sights, attractions, tours and the best experiences in multiple US cities? Smart Destinations has the solution! With our affordable All-Inclusive Attractions Passes, you can select your desired attractions for each of your destination cities at one low cost. With discounts of up to 55% on combined admission prices for top museums, tours, and attractions, rest assured that you and your family can make the most of your getaway in the United States! Planning for U.S. summer vacations should never be a stressful process. At Smart Destinations, we've developed strategies on how to make your vacation as enjoyable as possible. Save Time: Skip the ticket line at popular U.S. attractions when you flash your Smart Destinations pass Have Flexibility: Visit any or all of the included attractions, without schedule … [Read more...]

5 Reasons to Go on a Family Vacation …Now!

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The days are slowly getting shorter, the nights are slowly getting cooler, and before you know what’s happening, summer is quickly coming to an end. For most families, that means getting into back-to-school mode. Although you’re probably dreading the school supplies shopping rush at your local bargain department store, you might still be secretly excited for a little more free time that comes with the kids back in class. However, as delightful as the thought of a little time to yourself sounds, the end of summer also likely means less opportunities for family time... for a while. As much as we’d like to imagine conversation-filled family dinners every night, the all-too-familiar image of chicken tenders on the go as you head out the door to drive Johnny to baseball practice and Lisa to ballet can’t help but creep into the back of my mind. But wait! Summer vacation isn’t … [Read more...]