Military households want to make their available time together count, but they also want to keep from spending too much. This can be a difficult thing to balance, especially if finances are tight. You can take some measures to ensure your vacation is the best time possible, without hurting your budget.
It is important to not just get your latest paycheck and use it for a vacation happening that week. This could put you and your loved ones into an unnecessary bind as soon as you come home.
If you have somewhere specific in mind, it may not be a good idea to just purchase the first tickets you see available and book your hotel. Take time to plan the vacation. Check travel sites for special military vacation deals. Most major airlines and hotels offer some type of military discount. For additional airfare and vacation discounts available exclusively to servicemembers, check out Military.com, Militaryfares.com, MilitaryTravel.com, and the Armed Forces Vacation Club.
Plan your vacation during the slow season at your destination. This could save you significant funds.
You don’t always have to travel far and wide for a vacation. Sometimes you can have just as much fun hanging out close to home.