The Poor Gay Vacation Guide

Jun 26, 2023
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My poor broke babies – we love to live our best lives, and that includes planning unforgettable vacations. But before you break out the sequined passport covers and designer luggage, it's time to get real about budgeting. Yes, budgeting! Don't fret, my fabulous friends, because I'm here to guide you through the art of budgeting for a vacation with sass, style, and just the right amount of extravagance. So, grab your calculators and let's dive into the fabulous world of vacation budgeting! Is that a bit much? I’m trying to make this fun for y’all. 

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Slay Your Saving Goals

Saving money may not be as glamorous as shopping sprees or sipping cocktails on a beach, but trust me, it's the key to a guilt-free vacation. Start by setting a sassy savings goal. Calculate how much you need for your dream vacation, add a little extra for unexpected fabulousness, and break it down into manageable monthly savings targets. Remember, consistency is key. Cut back on those daily iced coffees or cancel that monthly subscription box – every dollar counts towards making your vacation dreams come true! You could probably lose HBO too if you have already finished watching Bridget Everett in “Somebody Somewhere.” I love that show so much.

Dazzling Destinations on a Dime

Now, let's talk about choosing the perfect destination without breaking the bank. Look for sassy travel deals and discounts. Websites like Travelocity, Expedia, and Skyscanner offer fabulous options to compare prices and find the best flight and accommodation deals. Consider traveling during off-peak seasons when prices are lower, and you can enjoy your destination without the crowds. And don't forget to unleash your inner diva and haggle for the best prices – you never know when your charm will score you an upgrade! But always remember, if it seems too good to be true- it probably is!

Glamorous Accommodations on a Budget

Who says you can't have a fabulous hotel experience on a budget? Explore options beyond traditional hotels, my darlings. Look for charming boutique hotels, cozy bed and breakfasts, or even stylish Airbnb rentals. These can often offer unique experiences, personalized service, and delightful savings. Plus, they make for great Instagram-worthy moments – because we all know the importance of showing off our fabulous accommodations! Hostels are an option for the young and adventurous, especially if you are doing one of those wild backpacking trips… not for me though. I’m actually a big fan of because it has a rewards program to earn credits towards future hotel stays. I love going up to Maine for a weekend (especially Ogunquit and Kennybunkport) and I have been pleasantly surprised to have occasional credits that covered my stay. 

Budgeting in Style

Budgeting doesn't mean sacrificing style or fabulous experiences, my loves. Allocate your funds wisely by indulging in a few key experiences that truly speak to your fabulous self. Splurge on that Michelin-starred dinner, treat yourself to a spa day, or go all out on a fabulous shopping spree at local boutiques. For me, I’m a theatre and concert junkie. If there is a show to be seen, I need it. I also need to try every Signature Cocktail. Just remember to balance these splurges with more budget-friendly activities like exploring free attractions, taking scenic walks, or picnicking in picturesque parks. It's all about finding that perfect mix of luxury and frugality! Essentially, pick what is most important to you. If the hotel room is only for sleeping then having a giant room with an ocean view might not be the priority. 

The Power of Souvenirs

Ah, souvenirs – the fabulous reminders of your incredible vacation. But let's not go overboard, my darlings. Instead of buying a dozen tacky magnets or keychains, focus on quality over quantity. Invest in one or two meaningful souvenirs that truly capture the essence of your trip. Whether it's a piece of local art, a unique fashion accessory, or a stunning photograph, these special mementos will bring a smile to your face and transport you back to your fabulous vacation days. I’m trying to pinpoint the exact age where I decided I needed a hoodie sweater branded with the name of every location I have vacationed. I think it was age 32. But hey, that’s my thing. Also, did anyone else have a grandma who collected State Spoons? That shit is wild.

Budgeting for a vacation can be just as fabulous as the vacation itself. Embrace the sassy art of saving, hunt for the best travel deals, choose accommodations that exude style without breaking the bank, and indulge in a few luxurious experiences that make your heart sing. Remember, it's all about finding the perfect balance between glamour and frugality. So go ahead, start budgeting and planning. The earlier you can book things, the better your chances are of getting a good deal.

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