You guys, I’m headed to Greece on Wednesday, and I’m kind of freaking out for two reasons: 1. I’m going alone—what am I supposed to do with my hands and all those extra thoughts without an almost-four-year-old to wrangle? 2. Outfits!
Typically, I would basically buy a whole new wardrobe for my vacation, and this seemed 100% necessary and worthy of putting myself in financial distress. But now that I’m part of a family of four, I need to be reasonable. It has required some serious rewiring of how I think, but I’ve managed to control myself this time around.
Just in case some of you out there face the same challenge come vacation time, here are a few tactics that have saved my wallet (and probably my marriage) as I’ve navigated solo-vacation preparation: