(Closed) To vacation or not to vacation…advice please? (long)

posted 7 years ago in Travel
Post # 3
493 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Definitely go!  Vacations & travel are a big part of our life, Darling Husband and I build almost 10% of our annual income into our budget for traveling.  In 20 years you can say: “Remember that road trip we took to Florida?” 

Post # 5
4824 posts
Honey bee

Assuming you have some savings and arent living paycheck to paycheck…

I would not normally give this advice, but I say go for it. As long as you have ALL your current bills paid off and you wont need to touch savings (assuming you have some savings) then it would be a relatively cheap vacation and time with your parents.


Post # 7
3267 posts
Sugar bee

Vacations are a luxury, and in my opinion one you cannot currently afford.  What is hubs doesn’t get back to work before his EI runs out?  What if you have an emergency, your car breaks down. 

You are putting yourself in financial jeopardy to go to Florida.  I think you need to decide what your goals are.  If you goal is to get a house the work towards that.  You will have difficulty qualifiying for a mortgage if you are living pay cheque to pay cheque with out savings in the bank.

If your goal is to just have fun now, and worry about a house later then maybe consider it. 

Sit down and work out a budget for this trip.  How much are the taxes on the flights?  How much spending money do you need?  What will your exact costs be?  If you can save that money up before you go, then do it.  If not, then it is probably beyond your means at this time.

You will have your entire lives to travel and do fun stuff.  This one trip right now, doesn’t seem worth it. 

Post # 8
40 posts
  • Wedding: July 2012

I agree with the first post. You will look back and say “Remember that trip we took 20 years ago…” Since you didn’t have a big honeymoon this trip would be fun. I think you should save for a little while and drive your parents car down. If they are paying for gas, accomodations, and plane tickets back to Canada, I personally would jump on that opportunity. This will probably be one of the least expensive trips to FL you will ever have!! 


What part of FL is it?

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