As I had mentioned previously, I am going on vacation to Hawaii. As far as vacations go, this has the potential to be an expensive one. We are using the timeshare, so it feels like we are not really paying for a hotel, but we essentially are. The flight was a lot cheaper than expected since we moved from Boston to San Francisco. Still, I have to think that things are going to be expensive simply because so much has to imported.
It occurred to me that I really should have some kind of budget set. I don’t. I’ve never been one to figure things out to the exact dollar. Other personal finance bloggers are probably rolling their eyes at me, but I simply ask “Do I need this?” when I make a purchase and everything else falls into place. Perhaps it’s just a gift I have, I don’t know. In the back of my head, I am almost always doing mental calculations for any kind of purchase and this trip will be no different.
In the end, I think I’m going to go to the grocery store and make breakfasts and lunches most days. Dinner will more often be out at a restaurant. There might be a snorkeling trip, surfing lessons, and maybe the occasional swim-up bar drink. I’ll be reporting on all those and more – provided I have a good Internet connection.