Thursday, August 3, 2017

August Vacations

I don't think of August as a travel month.  I get the impression the travel industry thinks the same:  the articles give a few examples, and then skip ahead to September and autumn.  TripAdvisor's Travelers' Choice Awards says that the best vacations in the world are:
  • Bali
  • London
  • Paris
  • Rome
  • New York City
  • Barcelona
  • Prague
  • Phuket
  • Dubai
These all look like expensive vacations.  Back in 2012, the Globe and Mail had an article on how much is too much to spend on a yearly vacation?
The article says that Canadian should allocate no more than 4 per cent of their after-tax income to yearly vacations.

According to American Express, the average vacation expense per person in the United States is $1,145 per person or $4,580 for a family of four.  "In the States, financial experts suggest that the average family vacation costs between 5-10% of total income.  If your family makes $40,000 per year then experts say your yearly family vacation budget should average between $2,000-$4000." That's double what the Canadian article recommended to Canadians.

It doesn't seem like there's an intersection between a trip to London and taking pictures of clouds as vacation activities. 

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