Ready For Vacation
Covid-fatigued and ready for a family vacation?
A new study released by Expedia reveals that Americans are more vacation-deprived than ever. The average American employee took only 8 vacation days in 2020, the fewest number among 16 countries surveyed. Many respondents replied that it’s been over a year since they took a vacation. Some used vacation days to care for sick family members or in lieu of child care. Others canceled trips due to Covid. Now, a majority of working adults around the world are prioritizing vacation time in 2021. God designed us with the need for rest, but the cost can be devastating if not well planned. So decide what you can spend without going into debt.
If your plans include Disney or a different theme park, take a cooler to save on food expenses. Skip souvenir booths by purchasing t-shirts or toys ahead of time. Research other money-saving suggestions. If nature’s in your plans, consider the free national park days throughout the year. The annual National Park Pass costs only $80. Just go to usparkpass.com and check specific parks for up-to-date information. If you like to cruise, check out the deals for this year! No matter your dream vacation, put your work aside for a good mental break. Deepen your commitment to Christ by planning special family devotions. Stay on budget to avoid the stress of credit card bills when you return home.
And if a vacation seems impossible because of credit card debt, I recommend Christian Credit Counselors. They can create a debt management plan that will work for you. For more information call the Crown Helpline: 800-722-1976 or visit online at crown.org/ccc.