When it comes to making a travel budget, it’s all about the spreadsheet for Kathy Lopez. When she started planning a future trip to Europe with her friends, she put every expense into Microsoft Excel to determine how much the month-long adventure would cost.
“We’re going to save a lot of money and planning time on the road,” says Lopez, a retired city manager from Prescott, Ariz.
If your eyes glazed over when you saw the word “spreadsheet,” please keep reading. Travel companies don’t want you to make a budget. They’d prefer that you mindlessly swipe your credit card at the ticket counter, the front desk, the restaurant. You’ll spend more, and you could end up in debt.
“Don’t overspend on vacation! Here’s how to make a travel budget”