A recent family vacation turned into an opportunity to see how well we can scramble to save money, when the destination presented us with a challenge. That challenge was surviving on a budget we already had figured, but ended up being more costly than we anticipated. This got me to thinking, and taking notes. What could we have done better, and what did we do right? From planning to booking, this is how things went for us. And worked. And will likely be a guide for us in the future, when we decide to go overseas. Keep in mind this is my opinion, and experience.