Summertime is officially upon us which means the return of the family vacation for the next few months. Unfortunately, many military families are living on tight budgets which can limit the available options they have when it comes to planning a vacation. Taking a trip on a budget can be a tough thing to do, but it certainly isn’t impossible by any means. If you are looking to take a vacation this summer but are feeling strapped on cash. Here are a few helpful tips and tricks to successful trip.
One of the coolest vacation ideas around, not matter what your budget, is a trip to a national park. Entrance for military members is free to these places, as well as your dependents, which can really save you a good amount of money in the long run. With great options like hiking and camping, you can easily turn a trip to a national park one of the funnest and most memorable vacations of al time without braking the bank.
Another great route to go if you are traveling on a budget is by visiting your local Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) office. These installations will provide you with necessary information and even some discounts on tickets, hotels, and much more for when you are planning your trip. You can also save a good amount of money by renting items from there such as off road and boating vehicles, grills, bikes, and more items to make your vacation even more enjoyable.
Other great destination vacations include visiting one of the many Disney parks in the world. While it may seem like this is out of your budget, Disney provides a discount for military members with the Disney Armed Forces Salute Program. You can save money on park tickets as well as rooms at their resorts so you can stay in style.
For those looking for a cheap vacation that is a little bit simpler on the planning side of things, you can never go wrong with an old fashioned camping trip. By heading to a nearby military campground, or roughing it more in the wilderness, there are a plethora of great areas for your to visit with your family and save a few bucks here are there.
By following just a few of these simple tips and tricks, you can easily have the vacation of your dreams without it really costing you a fortune.