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Can You Afford Your Dream Vacation?5/22/2018

Everyone deserves a great vacation occasionally, but it’s no secret that traveling is not cheap. Do you know how much it costs to travel to popular vacation destinations? Keep reading to see what it costs to have a dream vacation, and how you can afford it.

A Tropical Vacation

If you dream of relaxing on a warm beach and crystal-clear water, then a resort in the Caribbean is for you. Jamaica is a popular vacation spot, but a vacation in this beach paradise will cost you. A seven-night stay for two adults at the Sandals Montego Bay resort will cost $3,451.00. The good news is that Sandals, like many resorts in the Caribbean are all inclusive, so all your food and drink is included, and you’re just steps from the white sand beach.

How You Can Afford It Now: Groupon always has deals on all-inclusive Caribbean resorts. Keep an eye on the ever-rotating deals! Right now, you could stay in Montego Bay, Jamaica starting at $599 a person!

A European Vacation

Europe is a large continent, and prices will vary greatly depending on your destination. Eastern Europe, like the Czech Republic, will be much cheaper to visit than places like London or Paris. Rome is one of the most popular destinations in Europe. Flights to Rome for this summer start at $785 a person from New York City, and a four-star hotel in the city center will run around $1,000 for a seven-night stay.

How You Can Afford It Now: Backpacking through Europe is a great way to see several historic cities and sites, and perfect for adventure seekers. This cheaper alternative will have you staying in hostels, but you’ll be more likely to make friends and meet locals!

A U.S. Vacation

You don’t have to go abroad to have a great vacation. There is plenty to see and do in the continental U.S., from the hustle and bustle of cities like L.A. or Miami, to hundreds of national parks. One of the top places to visit in the U.S. is San Francisco, but as one of the most expensive cities in the U.S., the average hotel is $397 a night. You could also rent a car to get around, and to visit the nearby Big Sur and picturesque Highway 1.

How You Can Afford It Now: Stay closer to home! Take a vacation to Philadelphia, the second-best place to visit in the U.S. You can see many historic sites, eat great food, and experience local art like The Magic Gardens. If you have your heart set on going further, the train is still a great option to travel the U.S. — Amtrak has several budget-friendly options!

No matter what your budget, or where your dream vacation is, PCU can help you get there! If you want to take off this summer, we have personal loans, up to $30,000, with competitive rates and flexible terms to fit your lifestyle. Make your dream vacation a reality with a loan from PCU!

 



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