A vacation is a time to kick back and enjoy a break from the hustle and bustle of day to day life, which is why 62% of Americans took a vacation during 2017. Whether you’re traveling from country to country, simply enjoying a break by the sea or are taking time out on the slopes, you’ll want to ensure your body remains in top condition. However, opting to participate in multiple activities to keep you physically active and healthy during your trip can be costly. So, if you’re planning a hiking vacation or something a little less strenuous, here’s how you can fund those all important activities.
Plan your fitness activities
It’s easy to book a vacation and worry about the spending money you’ll need in the lead up to your departure, so, it’s beneficial to gain an idea of how much cash you’ll require for all your planned fitness activities and adventures before booking. Therefore, when you’ve chosen your destination and secured your hotel room, there’s no need to worry about having to save enough money to enjoy it. Instead, any spare funds you have can be used to fill your suitcase with new clothes and fitness accessories for your trip.
Avoid booking in advance
Once you’ve booked your vacation, it can be tempting to scour the internet and tour brochures for information on all that will be available during your time away. But, don’t book anything before you head on your trip as this is a sure fire way of losing money. A recent study conducted by the University of Georgia found that 61% of individuals gained weight during a vacation, therefore, upping your physical activity during your break is vital to avoid piling on the pounds. When you arrive, you’ll be greeted with a whole range of different pursuits which you can partake in, many of which you won’t have thought or read about back home. And, on a week-long vacation there’s only so much you can squeeze in, so only book your hiking venture or snowboarding lesson a day or two before you wish to do it.
For those that love the water and exploring the creatures that reside within it, there is a multitude of activities you can get involved in on vacation that you will keep you active and provide you with a memorable experience. Whether it’s swimming with dolphins, snorkeling, diving or discovering an underwater shipwrecked, there’s something for everyone. Of course, activities such as these come at a price. To get the best price, book directly with the organizer rather than with a third party agent in your hotel lobby or similar as they often charge more due to their time and fee being added on top.
Think about your outgoings
Before you head on your trip, review your personal finances and set a spending cap which you know you can afford. Make sure you take into consideration any debts you have and think about consolidating them to make your repayments easier to keep track of and more affordable, as this will free up a few extra dollars for you to take with you. It’s easy to go all out when on vacation and want to get involved in every excursion, activity, and trip available. However, be sensible with your funds and only do what you can afford. Most resorts have plenty of free or low-cost onsite activities that will keep you active and give your body a great workout. A swim in the pool, playing tennis, going for a long stroll around the complex and surrounding area are all brilliant ways to get moving at virtually no expense.
Staying fit on vacation is essential to maintain a healthy body and mind. To ensure you can meet the cost of multiple activities, be sure to plan your expenses and avoid booking in advance. You can avoid additional fees by booking activities direct with the organizer and remember to stay within your means and only spend as much as you can afford.