I just finished the plans for our 2014 Family Vacation, and it’s gonna be AMAZING!!! For $2000 (rounded up), we’ll be heading to Saskatchewan to visit my family, Drumheller Alberta to tour the Royal Tyrrell Museum, Okanogan Lake to visit the home of the Ogopogo lake monster, and the Cascade Mountains, which are home to Big Foot (My son and I are big into Cryptozoology). Then we’re going whale spotting for 3-7 hours for only $315, where we’re guaranteed to see whales, or our next visit is FREE! After that, we’re off tot he Vancouver Aquarium and visiting my cousin in BC. On our way home, we’re stopping at the Yamnuska WolfDog Sanctuary where I (and maybe Mike) will be able to spend 45 one-on-one minutes with the wolves/wolfdogs, before heading to the Calgary Zoo. We’ll stop to stay with friends in Swift Current, and finally back home on Sunday evening.
I’m planning to pack lots of drinks and snacks, and shop for other items at Wal-Mart during the trip. We’ll eat at very few restaurants as well, to keep our food coast low.
Here’s the financial breakdown:
- Gas: $700
- Lodging: $500
- Food: $200
- Admission: $530
So all in all, it’s about $2000 for a fun-filled 10-day 5-member family vacation 😀