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My vaca by the numbers
« on: August 10, 2015, 06:19:16 AM »
While not particularly bad ass, I consider the fact were I'm even thinking about our trips total cost in this sense to be semi-badass? We have 2 mid-sized kids and a 12 year old car that we try to avoid using for extended trips where we want a little extra room and piece of mind. So we rented a car.

We camped a couple nights, stayed with family and friends a bit. Spent time in DC and NY, hiked, kayaked, swam and in general had a great time. A worthy investment IMO.

Gas: 211
Car rental: 294
Food: 246
Entertainment: 14
Lodging: 20 (campground fee)
Gear: 19
Total: 804

Length of vaca: 7 days
Distance Traveled: ~1800 miles
Time spent in car: ~30 hours
Time spent on train: 1.25 hrs

As a side note, I've decided to separate 'vacation food' from our monthly food budget so that we can keep that target in site and keep cleaner data going forward.

Bob W

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Re: My vaca by the numbers
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2015, 07:28:47 AM »
Wow, super job!   I think my wife spent $3k on our recent Mexican resort vaca.  It wasn't that fun and pretty much a hassle.   You did good.  Back to camping in the future for us.


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Re: My vaca by the numbers
« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2015, 10:56:16 AM »
That seems really good to me!  Nice job!


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Re: My vaca by the numbers
« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2015, 11:13:16 AM »
Now I feel like a spendthrift for spending $170 on two inflatable kayaks + life vests for my upcoming camping trip!