Christmas is all about making plans, shopping, decorating the home and enjoying with family and friends.
But why don't you make a travel plan with your dear ones to enjoy the togetherness in a different way?
Some people love to enjoy Christmas in a traditional way, while some people think traveling on Christmas is expensive.
However, some people feel that planning a gateway is fun and it saves money too.
1. Travel allows a break from cleaning, cooking, and cleaning cycle
Get ready for cleaning the house, setting up chairs, inviting family and friends, labeling the gifts, decorating and so on.
The list doesn't end here, you need to spend maximum time in the kitchen preparing food for the invitees.
Then you'll have to clean up the trash even after they leave.
Moral of the story is you're doing a lot of work during the holidays.
You don't have to worry about gifts, decoration supplies, a mouth-watering menu, a tidy house for accommodation, and finally storing leftovers.
2. Planning with everyone to meet at a location
Your family members might be in other states, your children are off to college somewhere, or your husband may travel a lot for work. All the members hardly get time to plan for a trip.
3. Christmas celebration at home is cheaper - A myth
Enjoying Christmas at home saves money; this concept is not true. Don't forget that household costs (water, groceries, and electricity) will add up.
Make sure you turn down the thermostat and enable timers on lights to save money on electric bills.
4. Saying "bye" to the gift-exchanging custom
Try to convince your Christmas fanatic family members to contribute money for a trip instead of wasting money on costly gifts, dresses, and makeup.
Convey to your dear ones that you all are skipping gift-giving tradition and considering a trip instead this year.
5. Airfare is no longer sky high
The costs of air tickets are now affordable depending on the place you're heading. You may get $125 for booking your seat.
Imagine how much money you'll save instead of planning a party or buying gifts.
6. No post-Christmas financial hangover
Planning a party, deciding the menu, decorating the home, buying perfect party outfits for all members, and gifting are more than enough to break a budget.
Most of the people fail to manage the budget and start swiping credit cards to meet the holiday expenses.
A well-planned trip is a fun and relaxing way to rejuvenate the energy without fearing about financial issues.
You're enjoying a vacation with your full family in a beautiful place, eating different cuisines, and meeting new people. Sounds great!
7. Avoid gaining some extra pounds
Cooking extra, overeating delicious foods, munching cookies, and gulping chocolates are all part of Christmas enjoyment. Moreover, you have to refrigerate the leftovers and consume them to avoid massive waste. The result is heartbreaking- a layer of fat holding your stomach!
Finally, thinking out of the box doesn't mean you're not a family oriented person. Rather, you must convince your family members to skip one Christmas to bring the special holiday feeling back.
Sometimes, repeating the same thing makes us bored; the event loses its charm as well.
If you're planning a trip on this Christmas, share your feelings with me in the comment section below!