Taking a break without breaking your bank

Affordable vacations for entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs need to take a breather every now and then. However, it doesn’t mean that because you own a business, you can splurge on your vacation. Frugality is a value that every entrepreneur should uphold, which means you go on a budget while making the most out of your holiday.


How do you do this? First, set how much you want to spend on this trip. Second, determine if this is something you want to do alone or with a partner, the whole family or a group. Then, identify the activities you want to do and choose the destination for your holiday. Note that you don’t have to travel far to enjoy your vacation. What you are looking for may just be a few miles away from home or work. The purpose of leaving your familiar environment is to allow yourself to take in new scenery and space that may bring a refreshing energy to your body, mind and spirit.

There are plenty of things to do, see and try for free or at reasonable costs. Yes, it is possible to take a break without breaking your bank. Below are some ideas to get you started on planning your affordable vacation.

Backpack to a new city

Take the simple and cheap route to your holiday break by exploring a new city like a local. Ditch the luxurious hotels and organised tours. Stay in an inn and let the map (and your feet) take you to some hidden attractions. By doing this, not only will you save money but you can also interact with common people. Who knows, you might be able to get some ideas for your business and learn more about your customers through meeting with people from different walks of life.

Volunteer and vacation

There is a way to enjoy a place where you satisfy your mind and body and, at the same time, give back to it, which can satisfy your soul and spirit. Help a community and channel your energies to volunteer activities where you get a change of environment while doing something worthwhile. There are several non-profits and charities that provide volunteer opportunities as well as a chance to stay in a community.

Attend an EO Global events or meet other entrepreneurs

Make your vacation a learning holiday. Attend events and activities of EO held in other cities or countries. Take in a new perspective from entrepreneurs from around the globe. Meet other business owners while you enjoy a different atmosphere in another place. It will be a great experience to have a break while surrounded by like-minded individuals.

Hike or camp in nature

Get close to nature, breathe in the fresh air, and stretch your muscles by doing some physical activities. It doesn’t have to be somewhere far. Look near your place where you can get away from the hustle and bustle of work and have some peace and quiet in nature’s bosom. You can bring a friend, your spouse or your kids to have some quality time to bond together.

Take a learning trip

Bring your family to museums, national parks, historic sites or factories and learn together. You can do research ahead of time and plan your itinerary to surprise the kids. Make sure to insert something that will also add value to you, both as a family man and an entrepreneur.

Have a staycation with the family

If you prefer to stay indoors and just spend time lounging on the bed for that much-needed rest, you can opt to have a change of surroundings by staying at an affordable resort or hotel. Choose one with facilities that can cater to your various needs, especially those of the children. You can also visit other family members or relatives and stay in their place.

Whatever plans you have or your preferred holiday in mind, remember that you need this break to recharge yourself and come back with more enthusiasm and energy for your enterprise. It is also a time for self-reflection and strengthening ties with your family, friends and loved ones. Most of all, a vacation takes your mind from the daily routine of work and allow you to bring in a new perspective in life and business.