Chapter 14: Vacations


Hunting and fishing trips with resident and nonresident state licenses and Grand Canyon rafting rates are featured in the first section. The costs of food and lodging are then addressed, culminating in costs per person for each type of lodging and meals mentioned in the chapter. Transportation costs to reach the vacation spot are calculated by comparing bus, train, and plane rates along with the advantages and disadvantages of each. Local transportation alternatives are then evaluated in terms of rental vehicle rates. North American time zones are covered in considerable detail.

What you can expect to learn

After this chapter you should be able to
1. calculate the basic expense for a vacation.
2. calculate the costs of food and lodging for a vacation.
3. compare the costs of traveling by train, bus, plane, or car.
4. calculate the costs of transportation after arrival whether by rental car or public transportation.
5. find the distances between cities and use them to determine arrival times and gas costs.
6. calculate time of arrival including time zone changes.

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