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Spring break, festival season, already looking ahead to summer vacation…whatever you’ve got planned for your warm weather getaway, it’s never too early (nor too late!) to shop for it. And if you decided to splurge on that plane ticket, hotel room, or luxury yurt, there’s a chance you might be feeling stuck.
Never fear: I’m here, and I have 19 vacation must-haves that won’t break the bank. Just because your budget is lower than it was a month ago doesn’t mean you can’t have a super-soft towel, a portable badminton set, and anything else you need to make your break a true break.
After all, “Spring Break” means different things to different people. For some, it may represent traveling across the country to party for a week. For others, it might mean looking for ways to transform their backyards to keep kids occupied. However you choose to celebrate (or just try to push through it), it’s totally doable with the essentials and a budget.
Scroll on for 19 vacation must-haves under $50, and remember: Reapply sunscreen after swimming!