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Hotels are booked ( all on points yeah!!!!) and now I'm planning out activities. I have friends ( Hi Cathie ! Hi Sue!! ) that make fun of my planning style , but my family loves it. Our ideal trips incorporate hotels booked in advanced and 1 to 3 planned activities daily, with lots of time left unplanned to have some spontaneity - or just relax in the hotel if we are all feeling low energy.
I budget the trips, but I do so in a way that no one else has to worry about the $$ but me, and I always build in a healthy cushion just in case something kewl shows up. I also save up money through the year, so when vacation time rolls around, I don't have to scramble for dollars.
I have a total dollar amount that can be spent each day, and as long as we don't go over that, we can spend as much as we want to.
We have 1 hard rule when the BarronMiller's go vacationing.. we always know where we need to be at the end of the day to sleep.
This means I usually spreadsheet the $ and the activities and print it out for the trip, though the last trip I just used my cell phone to track everything, and that worked great.
That way everyone has fun, I don't have to worry about over spending, and I always have a pillow for my head at the end of the day. And I don't have to worry about a huge credit card bill when we get home.
I don't understand why anyone would want to take trips and not plan !!!!!