Taking A Vacation in an Economic Downturn

By Nigel G. Worrall

The economic recession is responsible for many unfortunate situations today. It has affected salaries, investments and retirement funds in one foul swoop. The current as well as future employment scenario looks as grim as it has done for several years and itís at times like this that luxuries the family routinely enjoys have to be cut back to the bone. Itís not much fun and itís never easy telling loved ones that things you used to take for granted are now not the norm.

In such trying times, the family vacation with fancy frills and thrills is one of the most obvious things to face the cut. In doing so, many of us forget that holidays and vacations need not cost that much and that vacations and holidays build memories for the whole family for life as well as enable us to recharge our batteries so that we can fight another day.

Taking a vacation is not only a way to protect future memories but also a vital ingredient to help you battle the recession. Itís a way to build quality family time and to build relationships that will carry you through future upís and downís. Youíll feel recharged and ready to continue to battle against all the odds and your family will be there to support you no matter what.  No, you need not and should not give up your family vacation. It is possible to still have a great family vacation that is easy on the pocket and where you can still enjoy the comforts and extravagance of staying in a 5 star facility providing you follow the following tips:

1. Selecting A Destination

It is advisable to choose a destination which is popular for its tourism. Orlando, Florida is one of the most popular destinations for vacations. More than 52 million people visit Orlando every year to explore the theme parks and to feel the sun and the sand. This means that great deals are available throughout the year.

2. On & Off Seasons

Knowing the dates or months of the low, medium & high season for tourism of a place is very important. May and September, for example, are generally low tourism months for Orlando. During these periods, there is usually an even bigger drop in the rates of hotel rooms & vacation homes; even rental car companies and theme parks usually have some very special offers.

3. The Vacation Home Magic Secret of Orlando has several important benefits for those on a limited budget and a few of these listed below:

a. Plan your vacation with your friends, family and rent a vacation home with 3,4 or 5 bedrooms. This will give you ample space for each member of the party as well as giving you the ability to also divide the cost which makes it highly economical. Vacation homes are still pretty much a magic secret but they are simply the best way to enjoy a great vacation.

b. Instead of eating your meals at expensive restaurants, usually followed by a huge bill & a heavy stomach, you can cook your own meals in the kitchen- fully equipped with necessary utensils, dishes and electrical appliances. Shop for your groceries as you would at home and save big money eating when and where you want to.

c. Most vacation homes have wi-fi internet connections and the cost is included in the overall rent you are paying.

d. Whereas in hotels, swimming pool hours are restricted, in a vacation home you can swim whenever you wish to. Most vacation homes have a private heated pool and spa facility. Besides, you can have your privacy even when you are holidaying. There are no ďresortĒ fees to pay as itís all included in your price.

e. Many holiday homes have activity or games rooms, which sometimes include foosball, pool and ice hockey tables. You will save money by having days in at home rather than going out to the attraction parks all the time.

f. The majority of vacation homes are located in sub-divisions which have a play area or kids tot lot. Some homes even have a private garden attached to the house and this means you and your loved ones can indulge in sports and outdoor activities together on days when you might not want to step out.

4. The Charm Of Theme Parks

While in Orlando, it is virtually impossible not to visit one of the great theme parks. By carefully researching and planning your visit online you can optimize your time and your money. There are many web sites and locations that sell park tickets in advance with a discount so that you can spend a fun filled vacation with your family.

So, you need not go without your beloved family vacation this year after all. All you need to do is plan according to your budget and find new ways to make your money go further. Enjoy your vacation!


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About Nigel G. Worrall:

Nigel Worrall is President / CEO of Florida Leisure Vacation Homes & Total Real Estate Solutions. He is regularly sought by the media as a vacation home and real estate expert and has featured on NBC, ABC, Fox, CBS. He has also featured in The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, New York Times, Newsweek, Chicago Sun Times, Washington Post, Orlando Sentinel, Orlando Business Journal and several other publications. Nigel is also the best selling author of ďBig Ideas For Your BusinessĒ (Advantage Media)

Nigel serves many clients around the world as a Realtorģ, Real Estate Broker, Real Estate Investor, Mortgage Broker and Real Estate Trainer.

About Florida Leisure:

Florida Leisure Vacation Homes is the leading vacation home company in the Orlando, Fla. Ė Disney area, offering 3-7 bedroom private vacation homes near to all the Orlando area attractions. Each home has itís own fully equipped kitchen, 3-7 bedrooms, lounge, dining room, laundry, 2 car garage and best of all, private swimming pool.

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