Tired of lugging your bags and paying airline fees for warm-weather getaways? Jay Lloyd discovered an unusual solution.
by Jay Lloyd, KYW Newsradio 1060READ MORE: Detours Along Kelly Drive Through Sunday For Stotesbury, Manny Flick Regattas
A friend of mine, looking forward to a week hanging out at the bars and beaches of Key West, Florida, decided to thumb his nose at the $35 airline baggage fees ($70 roundtrip).
Carrying nothing but a shaving kit and some underwear, he was off. On arrival, he headed straight to a thrift shop for a complete outfitting.
I stopped by a local Liberty Ministries shop to test the theory.
“You can get clothing pieces for a dollar,” says Robert Mattox, who runs the store.
We walked among racks of shirts, shorts, pants, skirts, blouses -– plenty of items to fill a week’s wardrobe -– all at well under the cost of flying a suitcase on the airlines.
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And, Mattox points out, you’ll have money left over for some getaway toys:
“We have Frisbees, beach balls, usually 50 cents to a dollar.”
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And when the vacation is done, you can donate it all back.
Do good deeds, have fun, save money, and get a tax break to boot! Now that’s a getaway.MORE NEWS: Pennsylvania AG Josh Shapiro Charges 2 Bucks County Care Home Managers For Failing To Report Sexual Abuse