When the temperatures are hot and the family's summer vacation is on your mind, the last thing you should be thinking of is winter. More specifically, Christmas is probably very far from your mind during the warm summer months. However, there is something to be said for planning ahead and starting your Christmas shopping now. Few people truly enjoy the bitter cold of the holidays, but rather than thinking about the cold as you Christmas shop in summer, think of it as a time to spread the joyfulness of the season into your summer as well.
There is no greater joy in the summer than taking a vacation. Travel solo or take the family with you; summer is the best time to bring everyone together on a whirlwind trip. However, taking a trip this summer vacation should not mean suffering financially for the rest of the year. Before you hit the road or fly the friendly skies, do your research so you can spend smarter, not just more, this year on your summer vacation.