This Mother’s Day your family has vowed to spend some time looking at airline deals. You have deemed the year 2018 as a no gift year as you prepare for a major family trip for the Summer of 2019. As a way to celebrate your younger daughter’s graduation from high school and your older daughter’s graduation from college you knew that a family vacation would be the perfect solution. The fact that you and your husband will be celebrating your 35 wedding anniversary means that there is even more reason to make this trip something very special.
With Santorini, Greece, as the major destination, your family is looking at a variety of ways to make sure that you are able to budget for what looks to be the biggest trip of your lifetime. One of your daughters has the idea that since it is much less expensive to fly to Barcelona, Spain, the family should begin and end the trip from that destination. The full week in Santorini will give you plenty of time to show your daughters the Greek island that you and your husband explored on your 10 year anniversary cruise. And while cruising is an option, the whole family has agreed that they would far rather spend their money getting a more authentic experience than spending time at sea with little more to do than enjoy the sun and eat expensive, elaborate meals. You realize that there are many activities that are available on the largest of cruise ships, but you would rather spend your travel budget hiking to places that you have only read about and eating local faire instead of gourmet meals on a cruise ship.
Does Your Family Like to Invest in Travel Experiences More Than Material Things?
You know that there are plenty of airline deals and cheap flights available, but none of them can be booked more than a year in advance. So, you will be spending this Mother’s Day with your family as you try to come up with a budget and explore the different places that you can travel to reach a place that will provide less expensive air fare to and from the Greek Island vacation that you are all dreaming about.
It is an encouraging sign that 76% of Millennials indicate that they would rather spend their money on experiences than material things. And while you can save a lot of money if you quit spending money on material items, it is still important to make sure that you look for airline deals so that you can get the most out of your travel budget.
Given that 96% of American workers say vacation time is important to them, maybe it is time for your family to start saving some money in a travel budget that will allow you to take the vacation that you have already dreamed of.
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