Vacation on a Budget

Vacation on a Budget

Vacations are something I look forward too along with millions of people. Hearing the word vacation alone may make some people take a step back because they may feel like it isn’t possible because of cost. All you need to know are a few tips I’ve taken on how you can go on a fun, relaxing and amazing vacation.

  1. BUDGET

This is definitely my first tip when it comes to taking a trip. That goes for if you are going alone or with others. Save as much as you can from your paychecks and set that aside. Be mindful of how much you have in your account and set an amount you would like to spend in total including airplane, transportation and hotel costs. It’s not just that but think about whether you will be spending extra on food, excursions, souvenirs, etc ..

2. SELECT A GOOD TRAVEL TIME

By this I mean be mindful of the times you are going. This alone will help you reduce your trip which means saving money. Who doesn’t love saving money? For example, if traveling during holiday periods trips are prone to cost a bit more such as Thanksgiving, Christmas, Spring break (depending on the location you desire to attend) ad more you guys get the point.

3. RESEARCH & PLAN!

Research where you would like to take your trip according to the budget you have set for yourself. If traveling to another state airline and hotel tickets will be much more cheaper than if you were planing to take an international flight. If you’re staying stateside majority of hotels offer complimentary breakfast and some even serving lunch, this is great to keep in mind and will save you even more money that you would have spent if no food was to be served. Now for a trip out of the country look for a hotel/resort that is ALL INCLUSIVE. I can guarantee you this is by far the best option because food you will not have to worry about and even activities that are in the resort themselves. Keep in mind the excursions if any that you want to complete. Look on different sites to plan your trip, compare prices and see which will give you the best deal. Personally, I like using and comparing Expedia and Orbitz. Many times depending if you are a member you get percentages off, and depending on the hotel there are percentages that are included so be mindful of that.

Save your money for traveling. Go see something different. Instead of going on shopping sprees put that aside for spending money on a trip.

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24 Things I Learned at 24

FSCN1267FSCN1272 As of last week December 5th I turned the sweet ol’ 24 years. The fact that I’m 24 even thinking about it is crazy, because I still get asked for my ID for like everything, like I am getting old & time is flying. For crying out loud my little brother looks older than me. I feel like I was just in high school yesterday, now I’m just a college graduate, like what ? Now I keep thinking “Wow, I’m almost 25, meaning I’m literally almost 30, which is close to 50, which is basically 75” I need to relax on that though and enjoy 24, ha! I compiled a list of things I learned throughout my years. Although my husband laughed at my list, it’s all actually true

  1. For the love of God, wear your retainers
  2. If you have to think about it, don’t buy it
  3. The Lifetime Movie channel is heaven sent
  4. Dogs are needed in life
  5. Announcing your accomplishments & future plans are not for the world to know. People can be spiteful
  6. Be nice to people. A simple “Hi” can make their day
  7. Cooking home meals beat takeout
  8. Cleaning keeps you balanced
  9. Prayers work, if consistent
  10. Lazy days are needed
  11. Drinking water & minding your business makes life easier
  12. Don’t worry about how far along others are in life. Your different so your path will be different
  13. Exercise to keep healthy & active not just looks
  14. You can’t satisfy everybody
  15. Get a hobby
  16. Do what makes YOU happy
  17. Sometimes you got to say how you really feel
  18. Stay faithful to your hair dresser
  19. Bills suck
  20. Stop worrying about things you can’t control
  21. Have a taco or two or five
  22. Travel, work is cool and all but a break is cool too
  23. No one will ever do your eyebrows as good as you.
  24. TREAT YOURSELF

DIY Lip Scrub!

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Ever wake up to, terrible looking dry chapped lips? Because I don’t know it’s winter time? Sound familiar? If so we’re on the same boat, you are in luck because today I am going to show you one way (one) of my favorite way to exfoliate my lips with a lip scrub, but without having to do out and buying one. The thing is: I am 100% certain you have these items laying around in your kitchen cabinet somewhere trust me. This is one of those DIY’s that ARE simple that I honestly don’t have to even explain to you how to do so because I will simply tell you what you need and all you need to do is combine and you’re finished! Nevertheless, lip scrubs are very much needed on these freezing cold winter days, chapped lips simply suck and are unattractive to look at! With that being said make your own! It’s ridiculously easy and you only need things that you have.

Things you will need.

  • A small plate
  • white or brown sugar (whichever sugar you use)
  • coconut oil
  • honey
  • half lime

Mix everything together in your small plate and mix mix mix. And there you have it! If you don’t have coconut oil you can substitute olive oil. Also: Remember to apply your  lip balm after scrubbing your lip scrub off!

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Once you mix it all leave it sitting on your lips for 2 minutes. Have a napkin in hand it tends to get a little messy.ess