Last week, I wrote about our decision to spend less than half of what we spent last year on our family vacation this year.
A year ago, we stayed at a luxury oceanfront resort.
This year, we stayed at a nice inn, which was about half an hour away from the public beaches.
There were many perks at the luxury resort last year, one of which was that a staff member would help bring your chairs and other belongings down to the beach, and set up a large beach umbrella or portable tent for you.
While this was nice, it also made me a bit uncomfortable. I’m a grown man, in reasonably good shape, with a wife and two children. I don’t need someone to carry chairs or set up a tent for us.
I know some people are all about the service, but I am all about self-sufficiency.