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Do You Make Time For Shopping While on Vacation?

All of us budget for food, lodging, and transportation expenses when we're traveling, but only some people have a separate budget for vacation shopping. Are you one of them?

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SKC-Sparkle SKC-Sparkle 6 years
Of course! That is why I pack a suitcase and then put it into a larger, empty suitcase - I need room for all the stuff I am buying! (A collapsible bag also works)
aimeeb aimeeb 6 years
Depends on where I am and for how long. Why waste your time in a mall or shopping center if you're only there for a short while.
pharm_chick pharm_chick 6 years
even if its at a little place with a gift shop ill get something lol. but i usually go abroad,so of course, thats what i save my money for!! your dollar is worth sooo much more there, and the stuff that they sell there is cheaper then here (imtalking about clothes and other ethnic pieces)
Kimpossible Kimpossible 6 years
Depends on where we're going.
skigurl skigurl 6 years
it's my main priority always
CoconutPie CoconutPie 6 years
Always.
bigestivediscuit bigestivediscuit 6 years
Yes, but more so for souvenirs (not the tacky kind) for friends and family, not myself.
aistea311 aistea311 6 years
I always buy something when I travel. Even if its something small so it can remind me of the trip and I can be so obnoxious and say, "Oh I got it from .... " :)
lms lms 6 years
I voted something else b/c it also depends on where I am going.
bluebellknoll bluebellknoll 6 years
Domestically, probably not. But if I was in a different country I would definitely have to shop.
sonya-ina sonya-ina 6 years
It depends where I am, but usually, yes :]
ilanac13 ilanac13 6 years
it depends on where i am actually. there are places that i would like to make time for shopping and others that it's just not a priority.
popgoestheworld popgoestheworld 6 years
I live in a big enough city that I can pretty much get anything I want around town. So when I'm traveling I almost never shop. I lived in the boonies for a year a while back though, and I definitely took time out to shop when I traveled that year. There wasn't anything for miles except Walmart!
Spectra Spectra 6 years
Yeah, it depends on where I'm going too. If I'm spending a long weekend up north in a secluded cabin, there isn't much to buy. But if I'm going to be in a big city where there are stores that they don't have near me, I plan on visiting them for sure.
KWM KWM 6 years
Agree - totally depends on where I am going!
miss-malone miss-malone 6 years
It depends where I am going.. if it's somewhere more scenic, then no. I just enjoy the great outdoors. If it's somewhere more known for fabulous shopping, then yes. ;)
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