Unique and Affordable Themed Vacations for the Exhausted Entrepreneur

09/02/2021 20:22

For small business owners seeking to get away, planning a compelling getaway can feel like an insurmountable task, or you may feel like you have limited options with a smaller budget.

Travel doesn’t have to mean the beach or mountains, and it doesn’t have to put you in debt.

Here, The Airbnb Tips Blog offers a few budget-savvy travel ideas that you can afford so you can enjoy the vacation you need.

Ensure Smooth Sailing

Nothing spoils a getaway faster than a calamity in the office. Well, before you pack your bags, take steps to ensure that if something happens while you’re away, there is a logical way to deal with the problem. For example, if you’re currently acting as the registered agent for your company, consider hiring a registered agent service instead. A service like Zenbusiness can receive any important documents and legal notices while you’re away.

Get Your Kicks

You’ve heard of Route 66, but if you’ve never traveled the road less taken, this is an affordable vacation you don’t want to drive on by. The historic highway is great for a last-minute getaway or a well-thought-out family excursion. Just a few of the attractions that can’t be missed include Arizona's Petrified Forest National Park, the Route 66 starting and end point signs in Chicago, and Totem Pole Park, an Oklahoma oddity that you have to see to understand. Save money on rental cars by searching online for weekend specials and discounts for companies like Enterprise-Rent-A-Car — you’ll also keep wear and tear off your own vehicle.

Plan the Ultimate Camping Adventure

If you’re looking for an outdoor-themed getaway, camping is a wonderful way to hit the pause button and truly unplug. Best of all, there is a wealth of destinations around the country, and camping is relatively inexpensive. All it comes down to is deciding where you want to go and how you want to camp. If you’re a serious backpacker, try a new camp trail you’ve never enjoyed before. If you prefer to pull up the car or RV and camp, find a well-recommended campsite where you can set up shop and kick back.

Theme Parks, Sans the Hype

Disney and Universal aren’t the cream of the crop when it comes to theme parks — they just have a well-funded marketing department and deep pockets. This is thanks to unreasonably high prices on everything from tickets to trinkets. Instead of fighting the hordes of tourists, head west to Cliff’s Amusement Park (Albuquerque, New Mexico) or stop north of Florida at Wild Adventures (Valdosta, Georgia). With an average ticket price of $25.99 and $39 respectively, these and other affordable theme parks will satisfy your inner child without running up a huge bill. Most of these parks don’t offer onsite accommodations, so book well in advance, and look for deals and promo codes for sites like Priceline to help you save a little money.

Experience a New Culture

The US is a melting pot of people from every corner of the globe. Many of the states’ most ethnically diverse cities aren’t in high-profile (and high-priced) locales, meaning you can get a taste of the world despite a diminishing budget. Germantown, Maryland; Spring Valley, Nevada; and Orlando, Florida, rank among the most culturally diverse cities in the US. Search through sites such as RetailMeNot.com to find coupons for attractions and dining throughout the US; check before you go for discounts in your target city.

 

Other Ways to Save

 

  • Pack plenty of snacks and limit meals to one sit-down dinner each day. Choose a hotel with a free breakfast. Get dining cards from Restaurant.com and cut your check in half.
  • Bring your own bottled water. A six pack of water often costs less than a single from a vending machine or gas station.
  • Call local schools and ask if they are selling coupon books; most do this in the fall as part of their fundraising efforts.
  • Check Sam's or Costco for cheap gas if you already have a membership. A basic membership is usually less than $50 per year, and it may be worth the expense in fuel savings. If you’ve never been to a Sam’s location, they have a dining area where you can feed a family of four for $10.

 

If you’ve been pining for time away from your business, don’t get stuck with a cookie-cutter vacation. Do something new and save money along the way with these trip ideas and cost-cutting tips.

 

 

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