Families often aim to take one vacation a year — and they may spend the entire year saving for the big trip. If you love the water, traveling to a five-star resort or taking a cruise may be appealing. With all-you-can-eat buffets, never-ending activities, and, of course, all that water and sunshine, what’s not to love? For one thing, the cost.
Even if the initial cost of a resort vacation is a few hundred dollars, once you add up all the extras (amenities, tips, and drinks), your vacation can cost thousands of dollars per person. Not to mention flights to and from the destination and any additional excursions or day trips. For the cost of a week-long trip, you can provide a fun and luxurious weekend getaway once a month for your entire family.