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Vacation, location, and cheap

Sep 4, 2008
So you have some time off coming up from work. Do you have any idea what you plan on doing? How would you like to take a vacation on the beach? If you think it's too expensive to do, you may be surprised on how you can save money and still get the vacation you want. All you need to do is know how to get this done. Listed below are five tips to keep in mind when you are planning your trip.

First, find out where you want to go. Once you narrowed down your choices, do some research on the area. What does the beach and the town have to offer you and your family? If you don't live nearby, it's best to learn if the beach is even family friendly. You don't want to go to a beach that allows nudity or even partial nudity.

Many times when people go on vacation, they think about the hotel they are going to stay in. If you want to save a bit of money, try camping out underneath the stars (if weather permits of course). Tents don't cost a lot of money. You can buy a good used one off tent on the Internet or eBay for $10 or so dollars. It really depends on what you are looking for. Course, if you buy yourself a tent you can also sleep out of the tent, watching the waves crash in or the stars twinkle in the sky. There is a drawback to wanting to do this however. When you are doing your research on the beach, make sure that camping out on the beach is legal to do. You don't want to be disrupted during your trip with a ticket for loitering or anything like that.

Make sure to find out if you can have a campfire. Some beaches have a burn ban. If this is the case where you are wanting to go, bring some dry goods and snacks with you. Don't forget to bring a bag for your trash too.

Fourth, you'll need something to do besides snorkeling, swimming and playing in the water and on the beach especially if you have children. Make sure to bring some entertainment such as board games. You can bring the handheld games too but try doing some exploring instead. Take a walk on the beach or any woods in the area.

Fifth, make sure to bring the necessary sunscreen lotion for you and your family. If you are going to camp out at the beach for more than a day, you need to protect your skin. Even if it is a cloudy day, you can still get burned.

If you have decided to visit Florida, you've made a good choice. Now it's time to narrow down which city and beach you want to visit. A good place to visit is Clearwater. This town is nestled on the Gulf of Mexico. There are many places to go and many places to see in the town but if you are on a budget, you can choose to do the things you really want to see and save the others for another time.

Remember, just because you are going on vacation doesn't mean you have to spend your life's savings. It just means you need to be frugal and you can do this by having a cheap beach vacation. You utilize the five tips above and you'll have more money in your pocket after the vacation is over.
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If you like going on family beach vacations make sure to read some tips to save money and find out the best family beach vacations
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