When budgeting for a vacation don't just look at the costs of travel--lodging, transportation, meals. Remember to also calculate the costs of your life into the equation, such as cat sitters and dog kennels, overtime you might be missing at work, and other cash drains.
And then there are the expenses you might be incurring accidentally. Mark Williams of the Associated Press recently published a useful article on all the money that can be wasted when one forgets to unplug appliances, turn off the air-conditioning, shut off your water heater or take other steps to save on electricity.
You can read this helpful little piece, by clicking here.