Make paying for your vacation a win-win
Make sure you look into options to pay for your vacation that would benefit you.
Many retailers offer "points" or "perks" for gift cards. Our local grocery store offers $0.10/gallon for every $50 dollars spent. Buying a $500 gift card for a vacation supplier would mean $1.00/gallon off up to 30 gallons, so that would be a savings of up to $30 off for every $500 spent.
Many vacation suppliers, like Disney, Carnival, Royal Caribbean, and others offer credit cards that you can earn rewards for all purchases, then redeem them for offers from their resorts or vacations.