Tips for Saving Money for Your Next Fishing Trip

Vacation FundMarble Canyon Outfitters helps make people’s fly fishing dreams come true. A vacation in northern Arizona at Lee’s Ferry on the Colorado River is the kind of vacation fly fishermen dream of– and it’s affordable if you know how to save money to easily afford your next vacation.

So what can you do to make your fly fishing dream come true sooner than later? First, define your overall goal. If you want to set aside $1,000 for your trip, write that goal down on paper and stick it on the fridge, bathroom mirror, or some other place you’ll notice it daily. Next, make a list of what you currently spend money on everyday and see where you can make some cuts. Maybe you don’t need to go through the drive-thru on the way to work and pay an exorbitant amount for a cup of coffee and daily donut. Then, come up with a budget that will help you obtain your goal of saving money for your vacation.

If you have an idea of when and where you want to travel, then you have a set amount of time to save the necessary money needed to make the trip a success. For instance, if you want to have $1,000 within 10 months, that means setting aside $100 per month toward your goal. When you break things down into smaller increments, mountains become hills and not nearly as intimidating. Indeed, it’s easier to think about saving $100 a month than to think, “I need $1,000!”

Besides cutting expenses on things like eating out, look over recurring bills and see where cuts can be made. Something as simple as using a store-bought antenna to receive local TV channels rather than paying a monthly cable bill can save you $60 a month on average.

Also, consider utilizing programs which give you “travel rewards.” For instance, you might be able to use a certain credit card that gives you credit toward free flights, hotel rooms, or car rentals. You can also look for coupons, deals and discounts to help defray overall costs.

Finally, living within your means will help you save the money you need for a vacation. There are a lot of frivolous things we buy on a whim and then wonder where our money went… Maybe you don’t really need that shiny toy you saw at the store the other day for $200, right?

Think about using your money to create awesome, memorable experiences like fly fishing in northern Arizona with Marble Canyon Outfitters. Call 800-533-7339 to plan your trip today.

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