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Trip totals

January 23rd, 2012 at 05:47 pm

The last of our Mexican purchases came through, so I was able to calculate our actual totals rather than estimating exchange rates.

We came in $662.93 under budget!

It was a short trip, and AA didn't cost much for sitting on our laps on the plane, and we budgeted a lot of money. So not that surprising. But we all felt like we got everything we wanted, and splurged WAY more on impulsive purchases and pricy food/drinks than we normally do, so it wasn't a trip where we felt like we were trying to hold back to economize.

I budgeted $5000 for the whole trip.

Airfare for 3, hotel for 5 nights, shuttle to & from hotel, and travel insurance: $2083.56

Supplies, food, drinks, trip to Isla Mujeres, souvenirs, misc.: $2253.51

Total: $4337.07

The leftover funds will go toward flying family here to see the baby this year, if anyone takes us up on the offer. We may have to help them out with hotel costs as well (our place is too small to comfortably put people up). We're extending this offer to both Virginia and England relatives (we live in Minnesota). So this is a big head start on saving up for all that!

4 Responses to “Trip totals”

  1. Thrifty Ray Says:

    Sounds like a fun trip! It is always nice to be under budget after vacations!

  2. Looking Forward Says:

    Was it a direct flight?
    Do you mind sharing where you stayed?
    A big vacation sounds sooo nice. Big Grin

  3. ceejay74 Says:

    No direct flight; we just couldn't find a cheap enough one from Minnesota. We had an hours-long layover in Dallas both ways, so we spent most of the first day and most of the last day in transit. Not the greatest flight situation, but it gave us lots of money for other luxuries once we got there. Smile
    We stayed at the Westin Resort & Spa Cancun. Really really nice, though all the in-location stuff is expensive and it's kind of expensive to get to non-inclusive stuff since it's deep into the hotel zone. But it's so beautiful -- there's a huge lagoon on one side and the ocean on the other.

  4. Looking Forward Says:

    Thanks. I have a friend planning a trip there in the next few months. Good to know. Smile

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