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I bought my family a trip to Spain & Italy

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This year I wanted to make more of an effort to make time for my family. I've always dreamed of one day being able to take my family on a beautiful destination vacation but doing that would mean I would have to bear the expense for me and my 2 sisters because they're younger... I wanted so badly for them to experience what I am able to experience so I took a shot and went for it. I spent $10k on a vacation for the 3 of us to Barcelona, Positano, Capri, Naples, and Rome. My Chase bank allowed me to order Euros and pick them up the next business day, which helps me from paying any exchange fees and the money was crisp.

Booking  & Budgeting
Let's get the elephant in the room out of the way -
The reason we flew from Newark to Barcelona, Spain is that it was cheaper than flying straight to Italy and might as well put Spain in the mix of our Euro trip too. There were a couple different budget airlines that flew out of Newark but I wanted to fly in a nicer economy class becaus…