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Setting a Travel Budget For Your Romantic Getaway

Whether you're searching for a honeymoon destination, a romantic weekend getaway, or a longer couples-only vacation, figuring out how much money you can spend helps you to plan a fun, relaxing, and realistic holiday. Use the worksheet provided below to assist you in planning your romantic getaway.

INCOME: how will you fund your vacation? Some people put away a little money every pay cheque in order to save up for a getaway. Credit cards are convenient, but remember that they carry high interest charges and will need to be paid off.

INCOME / FUNDS FOR YOUR ROMANTIC GETAWAY:
Savings: $               
Money Gifts: $               
Other Income: $               
TOTAL AVAILABLE FUNDS: $               

EXPENSES: The cost of a romantic getaway includes both the expenses you incur prior to your trip, as well as those you incur during your vacation. Don't underestimate the "little expenses" - they can add up quickly!

VACATION EXPENSES:
TRANSPORTATION:
Airfare (incl. taxes):$               
Airport shuttle:$               
Long-term parking:$               
  
Car rental:$               
Gas:$               
Insurance:$               
Toll-booths:$               
  
Train, ferries, bus or taxi, other transportation:$               
Total Transportation Costs: $               
 
PERSONAL ITEMS:
New clothing:$               
Luggage:$               
Toiletries:$               
Camera & film:$               
Photo processing:$               
Passport/passport photos:$               
Vaccinations:$               
Medications: 
Other:$               
Total Personal Expenses: $               
 
MISCELLANEOUS:
Child care:$               
Pet care:$               
House-sitting:$               
Other:$               
Other:$               
Total Miscellaneous Expenses: $               
 
VACATION EXPENSES:
Accommodation (incl. taxes):$               
Meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner):$               
Snacks:$               
Beverages:$               
Tips:$               
 
Phone calls:$               
Internet access:$               
Souvenirs &; gifts:$               
 
Recreation (kayaking, snorkeling, horseback riding, tours, dinner cruises, etc):$               
Entertainment (movies, nightclubs, etc):$               
Spa or other luxury services:$               
 
Other:$               
Other:$               
Total Vacation Expenses: $               
 
TOTAL EXPENSES: $               

If the cost of your romantic getaway is a little more than you can afford right now, then instead of cutting back drastically while on holidays (and foregoing some of the things you wanted to do), think about postponing your trip instead - or perhaps taking a romantic weekend getaway instead of a longer vacation.

Regardless of what you choose, go and enjoy yourself! Whether that means snuggling up together in front of a fire, or absorbing the spectacular views from the top of a mountain... your romantic getaway is all about reconnecting as a couple.

 

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