Imma go ahead and put myself on this for a sec... I posted on Sunday "Came home from one vacation only to plan another one!"
Now, before the facepunches start flying, the vacation I just returned home from was a long weekend at a friend's parents' lakehouse. Total cost was about $50 for a long weekend for gas, groceries (homecooked meals both days), and beer (it's vacation!) Split the gas cost with my boyfriend and we all split the grocery cost. The next vacation I've planned is a long weekend up to Niagara Falls. We're expecting the whole thing to come under $500, including two nights in a nice hotel, travel costs (we're driving), wine tasting, chocolate factory tour, boat tour of the falls, and all food. This will be split with my boyfriend, so I personally am looking at $250 for an incredible weekend.
Anyway, I get a comment from someone I went to college with, asking "How the hell can you afford two vacations in such a short amount of time?!?!?!" I respond that vacation one was a weekend trip to a friend's lakehouse, and vacation two is a drive up to Niagara Falls for a long weekend. His response? "Oh haahahaha, I thought you meant you were taking a REAL vacation." Meaning like the elaborate cruse he just took, or a trip to Disney, etc. Is a long weekend away not considered a vacation?