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How I Cut $600 From My Weekend Getaway

My husband and I recently decided we wanted to get away for a long weekend. Our plan: head up the coast to a fabulous B&B, and spend several days wine tasting, lying on the beach, and eating delicious food. The only problem was that the B&B in question is a bit pricey — $300 a night. We were willing to splurge a bit on this trip, but wanted to stay four nights, and spending over a grand on lodging alone isn't affordable at this point. To see how we managed to cut our potential costs in half, read more.

In order to get away without breaking the bank, we decided to spend half of our trip camping. There are some beautiful campgrounds along the coast, and early Summer is the perfect time to take advantage of the great outdoors. We spared ourselves over $600 on accommodations alone by spending a couple nights in a campground, and saved on pricey dinners as well. Hiking around in the redwoods was fun and relaxing, and we appreciated the luxury of our B&B even more after roughing it for a few days. Would you consider splitting a vacation up this way to save money?

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