8 Easy Budget Hacks to Use on Your Next Vacation


Going on vacation is usually a whirlwind of packing, searching for documents, and rushing to the airport. But in all the excitement, our commitment to budgeting (or any kind of sane money management) can go out the window. To avoid coming home to a pile of scary-looking letters from your credit card company, check out these simple tips on how to stick to your budget whilst on vacation.

How to Stick to Your Budget on Vacation

Paula Bradley
Contributing Writer

Paula Bradley has taught English in Japan and Italy, and she has written for several e-zines aimed at Westerners living abroad. She uses her experience across the six continents to inform her travel features.
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The only scenario where I find slideshows useful rather than irritating is where the photos themselves have real content that benefits from full or near full screen viewing and there are more than 4 or 5 of them.

It isn't just about whether it is a full page reload of ads or not. Requiring the taping or clicking on a specific target to flip the content rather than finger flicking anywhere on the screen to scroll on a tablet or wheel rolling on a mouse is an unecessary pain.
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Thank you for the feedback. We think slide shows are a nice visual way to display some list articles, and can save space on the page. And as @pdot pointed out, the page doesn't reload as you click through the slides. But we'll keep this in mind moving forward.
@pdot, so you enjoyed having to click thru a pile of generic non-value-added images? (I clicked a few)

The story would have been more effective - and more likely read - with those brief paragraphs in list form.
@BlueOak, normally, I complain about this issue, too, but only the images of the Tips changed for me. The page didn't reload with new ads on the desktop version of the page.
Articles with real, valuable content, from reputable sources do not resort to click-bait one item per page advertiser grubbing. Refuse to read.
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conjunction & adverb
Chiefly British
conjunction: whilst

The word was used properly, please refrain from attempting to correct grammar/spelling errors until you are absolutely certain that it is in fact, an error.
Mzlinda "whilst" is a perfectly acceptable word and it was used properly here.
I clicked on eight pages to read one tiny article. Uggg, what a waste.
whilst ?? And you teach English?