Splurge is defined as “to indulge oneself in some luxury or pleasure, especially a costly one.”
As an example our week long Alaskan Inside Passage cruise on Princess Cruise Lines only cost us $368 per person. It was a fantastic deal; but then I splurged and booked us a glacier helicopter tour for $ 199 a person.
Some people splurge on champagne, roses or jewelry for a special anniversary or day, we skipped the material items and splurged on a great white shark cage diving experience.
On our trip to Thailand we met a couple that traveled the world extensively and for great lengths of time. Yet they would not splurge for something as simple as a dinner out instead choosing to eat peanut butter sandwiches in their room as we toured.
Is flying first class especially on a long flight a splurge or a matter of comfort? Some people can’t imagine sitting in coach for extended hours so pay the price for first class; then when they arrive at their destination they feel that can’t afford a local tour. While others fly in coach and take extravagant tours at their destination.
Recently I have been looking for another trip to Africa…Africa is usually considered a splurge trip. But one of the packages includes nights without “facilities.” Is it a splurge vacation if you don’t have toilets and showers!!
What is a splurge to you? What will you pay big money for? Where do you cut costs? Share your tips and advice with us.