5 Tips to Save Up for a Short Vacation in Holiday Season

The Holiday season calls for a vacation! What better way to spend quality time with your family and show them how much you love them than treating them to a wine country vacation?

But we agree, vacations, especially during the holiday season, can really make a dent in your finances and spending budget for the months to come.

The amount needed for a vacation—especially if you’re going luxury—makes it hard for you to meet it without some serious cuts in your daily expenditures. This is why we’ve compiled a list of tips and tricks that have worked for many of our clients in the past to help you get on that plane and on your way to your dream vacation.

Here we go!

Open A Dedicated Vacation Bank Account

One way to get a portion of your total income out of your way, in a place where you won’t be tempted to withdraw it, is a savings account.

This can be done at your local bank, but again, if you’re really looking for a place that will keep you from using the money up, a better option might be an online bank.

The next step is to set up automatic payments so that you can load up your account by bills as small at $10, or any amount of change you get from your daily necessary purchases.

Transfer over any extra money that you receive for example cash bonuses, birthday gift cash or other extras as well to speed up the process of reaching your goal.

Create A Savings Goal


It’s harder to save up for something when you have no idea how much you need to save.

So a good way to streamline your saving is to set a saving goal. This will also help you avoid stressing out about finances and running out of your travel budget while you’re on vacation.

To set a realistic goal, conduct extensive research about the type of vacation you want. Look up the expenses, talk to people who have been there, scroll through personal experiences and list down all the major and minor expenses there might be.

Then, divide the number by the number of months between right now and when you intend to take your vacation. This will give you the amount you need to be saving each month in a solid number.

Once you have that number, you can work out the details later.

Download Money-Saving Apps

Money saving apps work wonders in helping you stay motivated and helping you manage your finances better.

Apps like Digit, and Qapital make it easy for you to set goals and save up for vacations.

Vacationing during the holiday season is expensive. But it’s not something that can’t be done. We hope these tips help you plan for the most perfect holiday vacation with your family!

If you’re looking for luxury vacation houses in Healdsburg CA, Sonoma County, check out our awesome guest houses! We also provide our guests with sommelier guided wine tours Wine Country, that include 3–4 wineries, a 5-star chef and a designated driver.

Get in touch with us for more information about our vacation homes.