Author Topic: My antimustachian mini-vacation  (Read 1507 times)


  • Bristles
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My antimustachian mini-vacation
« on: January 05, 2015, 11:07:16 AM »
We took a mini-vacation on the first of the year, because it seemed like a good time to get away for a bit and take the wee one to see the animals.  I cringed a bit as the expenses piled up, and couldn't believe it was my idea to go.  Because if you can't be a good example, you can at least be a warning to others, I share this with you:

1 night at a hotel with heated indoor pool and free hot breakfast$92
Admission for 3 to the aquarium$74
Lunch and dinner the first day, lunch on the second day$105
Tank of gas$36

More Mustachian version:
Pack lunch for the first day, fill up tank at a cheaper station, save $40.

Most Mustachian alternate:
Plan outing further in advance.  Instead of this aquarium, pick up pass for discount admission to closer aquarium or zoo via library.  Do a day pass at the YMCA or local hotel for swimming.  Sleep and eat at home.  Avoid 4 hours wasted in the car and reduce expenses to $43.


  • Magnum Stache
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Re: My antimustachian mini-vacation
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2015, 12:02:11 PM »
True there are ways to reduce expenses, but also keep in mind that with your child (making an assumption that you traveled with a child), any time you can spend with them is time you won't get back. I regret not having spent more time with my dad, I understand that he was a good provider and was extremely busy with work, but I would have loved to have had him around more often and to have done more activities with my parents.