With the economy the way it is right now and money tight around the belt, many people are choosing not to go on vacation this summer. For those of you that are making those choices, I can relate.
One of my husband’s family member (a dad of 4 children) once told the family “babies aren’t expensive”. I’m not quite sure what he’s smoking.. but I beg to differ. We’ve spent more money since the twins have been born than I’ve probably spent my entire life.
I would love to take off with the family and enjoy a nice vacation somewhere. Someone recently asked me what I would do with $10,000 to go on vacation with. If our twins weren’t so young and would actually remember a fun trip to Disney World or something I would enjoy a great vacation there, but since they are so young I would probably take my husband on a second honeymoon. This would be great for us since we have a tough time trying to find time to spend together. With him working nights he sleep during the day when the kids and I are awake, and a night when he’s wide awake we’re sleeping. So my dream vacation would be to get a family member to watch the children for about a week and then I’d take my husband on a 2nd honeymoon where we would enjoy some great night out dinners, visit places we’ve never been before, lay around a pool and just enjoy the time together without worrying about how much money we’ve spent or saved.
HomeAway, is inviting everyone their movement to Save Our Summer Vacation and standing up for your rights- your right to:
- Take a break from stress
- Recharge and reconnect with family and friends
- Have enough space to truly relax
- Travel in style without breaking your budget
They are petitioning Congress to proclaim August 7th as a “National Vacation Day.” In addition to campaigning for a National Vacation Day, HomeAway is searching for the person who is most deserving of a week-long summer vacation. The grand prize winner will receive a $10,000 getaway to the vacation rental of their choice and the two runners-up will each receive a $5,000 trip. It’s easy to enter, all you have to do is go to HomeAway.com and submit a short text, video or photo entry explaining why you deserve to have your vacation saved by HomeAway. Hurry, the entry period ends July 2!
If you check out the website you can also see HomeAway Vacation Rentals that contestants have selected, all of which are extremely beautiful. The pictures alone will make you want to enter their contest!