My husband and I agree about most things, but vacation can sometimes be a different story. With the cost of living being so high these days (especially with gas prices) he would be fine to scratch vacation altogether. I on the other hand, am always thinking about our next vacation. (Must be fun to be a travel agent.)
Our compromise was that as long as we can afford it, we will go someplace "closer to home" one year and then some place "further away" the next. He grew up always taking family vacations. My family took very few vacations, so I say that is my reason for having incurable vacation fever.
I try to plan ahead of time what attractions and restraunts we won't to miss, making sure I budget accordingly. Of course, these things add up quickly. I think we'll have to pick and choose and save some ideas for future trips.
Now, I know lifestyles vary greatly and vacation budgets depend on your individual preferences and the size of your family, but I also figure almost everyone is out to save some cash these days.
We buy food and snacks for our hotel room and we often eat breakfast in the room. I also read a suggestion of eating brunch and later dinner rather than 3 meals per day (although I think that may be challenging with kids).
What things do you do to save money on vacation? Any good internet coupons for PCB, know of any cheap eats or other helpful info???