You may have noticed that I didn’t write new posts this week, and it’s because I was on vacation in sunny LA! (Everything they say is true: weather: amazing; driving: terrible.)
Today’s tip is to vacation where you can visit friends and stay with them. We were able to stay with a friend, and with savings of about $100 per night, it gave us a total of “$700” virtual savings toward having fun and not having to be stingy.
On top of that, friends can help you find great things to do, and can act as a local guide. I’ve used this strategy to vacation in Japan, South France, SF, LA, and London. This way, after airfare, going on vacation need not be much more expensive than daily life.