Wednesday, May 7, 2008

As Prices Rise, Thoughts of Vacations Dwindle.

Its not a difficult observation to make. With gas rising at what feels like an exponential rate lately, the idea of a family vacation just does not seem to be as important right now. Some experts expect the cost of a barrel of oil to hit $200 by the end of the year. That cost not only has an affect on travel but puts the hurt on just about every aspect of family life. The groceries on the table are getting more expensive right along with it. Its unfortunate. However, this does not mean that you should give up the time to spend with the family. Maybe that cross country trip planned for over 2 weeks becomes an extended weekend staying closer to home and visiting attractions in your own back yard so to speak. There are many local attractions near any big city that are inexpensive and even free in some cases. We all need a chance to recharge our batteries and that's what a vacation is supposed to be for. Over the years tho vacationing has become an event that can be draining and at the end, you need a vacation from a vacation. Now can be the time to revert back to a truly relaxing one. Pack a picnic basket and head out to the local park with the family and do nothing for a change. It fits within the budget and you will feel better afterwords.

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