Did you know that according to an American Express survey, American households can expect to spend an average of $1,200 per person on summer vacations. It’s no surprise staycations have become so popular.
For some people, a staycation means getting lots of home and garden projects done – painting, repairs, or tending vegetable gardens. For others, it means having budget-friendly adventures at or close to home – nearby parks and attractions, a neighborhood block party or a camping trip in the yard for quality family time without the expense and stress associated with traveling.
There are plenty of fun things to do nearby, as you’ll discover in ClearPoint Credit Counseling’s eBook, Budget Vacations in Your State. In this free eBook, there are several exciting opportunities listed for each state — and this could inspire you to conduct your own search for other free and inexpensive activities near or in your own backyard.
Those of you who still plan to travel this summer will be accompanied by more travelers than last year. Eighty-six percent of travelers are planning trips this summer (up five percent from last year), according to TripAdvisor. Thanks to lower gas prices, more people will travel by car than by air.
Whether you hit the road or staycation at home, be sure to check out the businesses you deal with by visiting www.bbb.org.