The Vacation Sampler


You are to plan a week long vacation for four people to either Disney World in Orlando, Florida; Williamsburg, Virginia;  Atlanta, Georgia; or  Washington, D. C. You will be given $3000.00  for travel expenses, food, motels, entertainment, souvenirs, etc. The tasks below will help you plan the trip. Have fun!!!


  1. Go to this link and run off a worksheet and expense log to help you keep track of your expenses.

Worksheet  (Gas expenses from home to your hotel)
Worksheet 2   (Gas expenses from your hotel to each entertainment spot.)
Worksheet 3 (Ticket Prices)
Expense Log  

You may find a Planner to help you map out your week at the links below:
Washington, D.C. Planner
Disney Planner
Atlanta, GA Planner 
Williamsburg Planner

  1. Choose one of the places listed below for your vacation. Remember the longer your drive the less time you will have visiting your destination.
  1. Plan  your route. Driving directions.
  2. Determine the amount of money you will need to put aside for gasoline. Note:  You must determine the type of car you will be driving first.
  3. Tickets
  1. Use the chart below to estimate the cost of meals. Don't forget there are four of you.
Breakfast Lunch Supper
$8.00 $10.00 $15.00

You each buy a T-shirt or a sweat shirt on this trip.

T-shirts Sweat shirts
$20.00 $30.00

How much do you have to spend on souvenirs?


A special  thanks to  Barbara J. Forsberg for her contribution to this unit.

Barbara says, "Another thing I did was to come up with "Life's Little Unexpected Emergencies".  I plan to have a set of each good/bad news item for each student and have them draw one per week.   I also came up with another activity using Disney's restaurant guide."

"Life's Little Unexpected Emergencies"