Guest Author - Jim Fortune
In these economic times, if you're like most American families, it is likely that you are living on a budget. With the cost of gasoline and groceries on the rise, you may be finding it difficult to keep yourself out of debt. If you are on a budget, the last thing that you may be thinking about is an Virgin Island vacation; however, it doesn’t have to be that way.
If you are interested in taking an island vacation you can. Each year, millions of individuals vacation while on a budget. Despite being on a budget, many of those individuals are able to vacation at some of the “hottest,” vacation destinations in the world. It may take a little bit of saving and research, but you can easily be vacationing in luxury, while keeping your your finances on track.
If you are going to be planning a vacation, you might as well make it the best vacation that you’ve ever had or ever will have. If this is the type of vacation that you are interested in taking, you may want to consider a vacation in St. Thomas.
The beautiful island of St. Thomas is located in the Virgin Islands. St. Thomas is most-well-known for its warm climate and amazing beaches. The beaches and warm climate is what makes it an ideal vacation destination, especially for those who live in a colder climate. To many, a St. Thomas vacation only sounds like a dream. That is why you may be wondering how you can have a St. Thomas vacation on a budget. You can do so thanks to a number of travel discounts, price reductions, and vacation packages.
If you have children, you will need to schedule a family vacation. While you may think that vacationing with your children in St. Thomas is expensive, for the most part, it isn’t. A large number of popular resorts, hotels, restaurants, and other tourist attractions offer price reductions for children. Some of these facilities may have restrictions on children that are eligible for price reductions. For instance, most resorts only offer the price reduction for children that are under the age of twelve.
In many other areas of the world, travelers wait until the last minute to schedule their vacation. This is often done in hopes of obtain last minute price reductions. With St. Thomas I would advise you against waiting until the last minute the plan your vacation. Last minute price reductions are often offered in hopes of boosting sales; however, St. Thomas usually does not have this problem. For you, this means that it might be difficult or impossible to find last minute price reductions.
While last minute price reductions may not be available for your St. Thomas vacation, you don't have to worry. There are still a number of other ways to vacation in St. Thomas while on a budget. One of those ways includes obtaining travel discounts. Travel discounts can most often be obtained by discount travel websites. It is possible for you to find discounts on your hotel accommodations and your travel. In addition to travel discounts, many discount travel websites offer vacation packages.
When using the services offered by a discount travel website, you need to proceed with caution. It is possible to find out-of-date information and hidden fees on a discount travel website. A great alternative to discount travel websites is your local travel agent. Your local travel agent will not only book your reservations, but he or she may also be able to offer you suggestions that can be used while vacationing in St. Thomas.
While planning your vacation is important, it is not the only time that you will need to save money. While on vacation, you will need to continue to stay on your budget. By watching what you spend on food, drinks, entertainment, and souvenirs, you should be able to stay within your budget. If you do need to purchase souvenirs, you are advised to do so inland. While on your vacation, it is likely that you will see that things are often more expensive on the shoreline.
Despite the economy I hope you are travelling and enjoying yourself. Until next time, let me know what is on your mind, and how you are doing, O.K.?
Jim Fortune - the Bella Budget Travel Guy