5 Affordable Vacations Under $2,500

Notable journalist Earl Wilson once remarked, “A vacation is what you take when you can no longer take what you’ve been taking.”

No one needs to tell you to take a vacation. However, RMLEFCU wants to make it easier with our new vacation loans. You can borrow up to $2,500 with rates as low as 5.95% APR*. When you return, don’t fret about paying it all back right away. We have flexible repayment options of up to 12 months.

So you have the desire, the money, and the time off, it’s time to plan. Before you find yourself in a vortex of travel websites, clicking away at calendars, trying to find the perfect window of dates, check out these 5 affordable vacations for you and a companion.

All trips are for 5 days and 4 nights and were priced in early July 2015.

1. Close to Home: Salida, Colorado

First stop: gas station. Get snacks and gas. Total cost: $60

Enjoy local activities! A full day of rafting the Arkansas River will run you $98 per person. Rafting Trip

Go fly fishing for half a day. For one person the cost is $250 – Fly Fish

You’ve saved on airfare, so why not get the nice digs? Stay right on the Arkansas River in a new condo. Go with a VRBO to avoid high taxes and to ensure privacy and enjoy a kitchen to cook if you needed to. Accommodations.

At $225 night, your grand total is $900.

If you allot $60-$80 a day for food for you and your guest, this will set you back $320.

Grand Total: $1,726.

2. Fun in the Sun: Sanibel Island, Florida

You can bask in the Vitamin D, kayak, bike, spot manatees and alligators and golf.

Hop on the plane. Frontier flights from Denver to nearby Ft. Meyers cost $345 per person or $690 for two people.

Rest. For $170 a night you can book a 1 bedroom 1 bath unit at Sundial Condos. $680 in total.

Budget $80 for food per day.

Bike rental is $15 a day. Two days, two bikes = $60.

Grand Total: $1,750.

3. Get Away without a Passport: San Juan, Puerto Rico

Take a flight from Denver to San Juan on Spirit Airlines. 1 stop – $1,100 for two people.

Spend an additional $340 for four nights at a DoubleTree Hilton. Note: when you book your flight and hotel through Travelocity.com the price includes taxes and fees.

Allot $60 per day for food for 4 days, for a total of $240.

Transportation Costs: $10/day per person for public transport = $40.

You can take a snorkel and picnic cruise for $100 per person or $200 for two.

Heck, you’ve only spent $1,920. Add in a rental car for $40 a day.

Grand Total: $2,080.

4. For the Adventurous: Las Vegas, Nevada

Choose from a 5 Day Ultimate Extreme or Stunt Experience Vacation. For 1-3 people the Ultimate Extreme Experience costs $2,595 each and includes bungee jumping, paragliding, indoor skydiving, paintball, mountainboarding, rock climbing, glider plane, tandem freefall skydiving.

The Stunt Experience costs $2,695 each per person for 1-3 people and includes high falls, stunt fighting, mini tramps, ratchets, bungee jumping, zip-lining, heavy weapons, stunt driving, fire burns.

If Chuck Norris had time to take a vacation, he’d take this one. Book Here

Rates listed above include resort hotel accommodations, all equipment, instruction, ground transportation to and from events, 8 X 10 photo of each event, group video of your 5 day experience, nutritional snacks and insurance.

Bonus: Flights to Vegas are cheap.

5. A Little Less Evel Knievel and a Little More James Bond: Phoenix, Arizona

Stay at the highly-rated Royal Palms Resort in nearby Scottsdale. When you book on Travelocity, four nights and round trip airfare for two will cost $410.

While you’re there, contact Pure Speed Drag Racing and do 3 runs up to 130 mph for $349.

Your traveling companion can relax at the Royal Palms Spa with a One Fifty-Minute Spa Treatment, a Renaissance manicure, and lunch at the Cabana Café for $232. Gratuity for spa services is included along with complimentary use of spa and pool facilities.

Plan to spend $60 a day on food for a total of $240.

Take in a half day kayak excursion, setting you back $220 for two.

Rent a car to get you around between the airport, Scottsdale, and Phoenix for $160.

Set aside $80 for gas.

Grand Total: $1,691

As you can see, only one of our trips was at the top limit of $2,500. These vacations appeal to anyone requiring a little adventure and sun on their vacation. RMLEFCU knows that planning is half the battle. Our travel loans help with the other half: paying. Ask an employee or call RMLEFCU at 303 458 6660 to find out more.

Bon Voyage!

*Annual Percentage Rate. With approved credit. Some restrictions may apply. Offer valid from April 1 thru June 30, 2015.