traveling alternatives

August 25, 2008
If you’re like me, you’re sort of devestated that summer is coming to a close. I’ve had one of the best summers ever (despite the complete awareness that I was not “let loose” for three straight months like it used to be back in the days of the, what seems distant, life as a student.

So, of course, I’ve found myself willing another trip or quick getaway. Unfortunatly, everything seems to be standing in our way of recent- gas prices, airfare prices, scheduling conflicts. Ick!

But, for those of you WITs that can scrape up the money to plan a little adventure, check out MSNBC’s article on a new study about how staying in condos or doing timeshares can help you budget. Sites like Vacation Rentals By Owner, Zonder.com and HomeAway all can help you find solid choices in where ever your heart has chosen as your destination. Granted, you’ll of course want to make sure you can see plenty of photos and get a good read on location so that it’s up to a WITs standards, but nowadays that’s easier than ever to do.

So next steps:
1. Grab your best girlfriends and put some destinations in a hat
2. Close your eyes and pick out a spot
3. Start planning and don’t forget that hotels aren’t your only option!

photo courtesy of flamingobeach.com

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