do you save up for a vacation?

Philippines
January 15, 2009 4:24pm CST
or do you like to go on a spontaneous trip? how often do you go on a trip?
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@coffeeshot (3786)
• Australia
15 Jan 09
My fiance and I are going to Vanuatu in a few months and the trip is fully paid for. Mind you, a holiday to Vanuatu isn't that expensive! Well from Australia anyway. We plan to save up in advance for further overseas trips. When we return from Vanuatu we will pay off our credit cards and one of my personal loans and then begin putting away a certain amount of money each month for a trip to the US. A few of you will remember that I was planning my big trip to America this month but the circumstances changed and those plans have been put on hold. However I want to go to America more than ever now so that will definitely be my next overseas trip, probably in 2010. I just hope I can be strict enough on myself to save up!
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• Philippines
15 Jan 09
well congratulations and have a safe trip too then! it's always good to know that some of us can enjoy life to the fullest! i am sure you can save up for it...have fun then!
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@jersey86 (1348)
• Philippines
15 Jan 09
i really want to go for a trip but don't have enough money for a trip and besides i still have to do work..
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• Philippines
15 Jan 09
yeah i know...even if we do get to save something, we would still have to clear time from work which would mean, unpaid time out---bummer...well good luck to the likes of us then---Thanks for responding!
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@sk66rc (4257)
• United States
15 Jan 09
I try to make it as spontaneous as possible... I do try to save moeny as well for those moments that I feel spontaneous... I usually go on a trip may be 2 - 3 times a year... I don't really plan out the trip, me & my girl friend & our daughter just pick up & go... I'd like to go on trips in off-seasons, though... Most of the things, hotels & such, are cheaper when you go on off-season...
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• Philippines
15 Jan 09
wow i guess it would be great to just get up and go whenever you feel like it...i wish i can do that too...thanks!
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@mikkymyde (182)
• Nigeria
15 Jan 09
I love to go on a trip at least once a year
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• Philippines
15 Jan 09
wonderful! have fun then!
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@luvandpower (2049)
• United States
15 Jan 09
I go on trips at least once a year, however, recently I just havn't een feeling complied. I am not really financially stable to just waste that money on my own enjoyment righ tnow anyway.
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• Philippines
15 Jan 09
i know what you mean..i used to go on cavation several times a year in the past, bu ti have kids now so things have gotten pretty ti ght...it would be nice to still go out at least once a year though...thanks!
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• United States
15 Jan 09
Both! My wife and I love living in Southern California; it's easy enough to get a nice spontaneous "vacation" with a weekend trip to Santa Barbara (north), San Diego (south), or Las Vegas (east). It's no more than 4 hours to any of those places, if that, and it's a simple drive. With gas prices down, we've made a lot of those trips in the last month or so. But for big vacations, we definitely save. This year, we bought a timeshare and it came with a free cruise; we're taking a 7-day cruise in June once my student teaching job is over, but we're still saving for spending money and other expenses, like travel to the port.
• Philippines
15 Jan 09
woohoo that's wonderful! congratulations! enjoy then and be safe!
@twinklee (894)
• India
17 Jan 09
[b]Hi, i don't have the habit for saving for a vacation. Just a random trip is okay with me. Also i don't go for tour often. May be if I start going i should think about saving for a destination. How often you go my friend?[/b]
• United States
17 Jan 09
I, unfortunately, don't travel much. I have to request work off at least a month in advance and I am in school getting ready to graduate. This makes it difficult to go on a spontaneous vacation. I am also the kind of person who likes to save money up so that I know I can splurge when I go on vacation. I like to know what my limits are, but save up so that my limits aren't too harsh while I'm out enjoying myself.
@bestboy19 (5481)
• United States
16 Jan 09
I haven't done any major traveling since 1992. In the past I had enough money, so I didn't need to save up. It's not that way any more.
• United States
15 Jan 09
We haven't been on vacation for two years, and it was our first family vacation. We vowed that we would start saving and it's taking us a lot longer than we thought to pull the money together to go again. We had such a great time that we really need to make this a yearly priority.
@fasttalker (2797)
• United States
15 Jan 09
We set aside $10.00 every week in our savings account for a yearly vacation and then we add our income taxes to it. Depending on how much it adds up to as to where we go. Sometimes we put a little extra in when we can but this year has been tough on everyone so we haven't decided whether we will take a trip or do some remodeling. I hasn't came o a vote yet! LOL
@JenInTN (27546)
• United States
15 Jan 09
I like to take a vacation once a year but last year I went to visit my b/f's family instead..still a vacation of sorts.lol I do save for the larger ones but can take a spontaneous trip or two within a reasonable distance.