Making Your Dream Vacation a Reality
Vacations are a great way to relax and spend quality time with family and friends. But, planning a dream vacation can be a daunting task. Lisa Chastain discusses the cost of her family’s dream vacation to Alaska on a recent podcast episode. Lisa and her family took a cruise to Alaska, opting for the concierge class which included private balconies and a concierge service. The cruise cost $7,500, and the flights to and from Vancouver cost $1,400. They also purchased beverage packages for $1,350, two excursions for $1,400, two nights in a hotel in Vancouver for $1,680, and transportation to the port and airport for $150. Unfortunately, Lisa encountered a travel snafu when she realized her son’s passport had expired three days before their international flight, resulting in additional costs for rebooking flights and taking a private car from Seattle to Vancouver. In the end, the total cost of the trip was $19,000.
Lisa emphasizes the importance of setting aside money each month for different purposes, and using credit availability to pay for the cruise. She also recommends booking excursions early, as they can sell out quickly. Lisa encourages listeners to plan and budget accordingly to make their dream vacation a reality.
Tips for Planning a Dream Vacation
When planning a dream vacation, it is important to consider the following tips:
- Set aside money each month for different purposes.
- Use credit availability to pay for the cruise.
- Book excursions early, as they can sell out quickly.
- Plan and budget accordingly.
“It’s important to plan and budget accordingly to make your dream vacation a reality,” Lisa said. “By setting aside money each month and using credit availability to pay for the cruise, you can make your dream vacation a reality.”
Lisa Chastain talked about having money set aside for different purposes. This is one of the key steps in her Stop Budgeting System. Check it out today to learn more about how to afford your own dream vacation.