When we’re tight on cash, the idea of going on vacation might seem impossible. But we all need to relax and get away from the stresses of life every now and then. Luckily, vacations don’t have to break the bank. There are plenty of ways of travelling cheaply, whether that’s by flying (for information on in-flight cancellations visit this site), taking a coach or train, and by being smart you can keep track of costs whilst you’re there. So, how can you travel cheaply?
While it’s nice to have a vacation booked in advance to look forward to, you can save a lot of money by booking last minute. Airlines want their planes to be full, so they save cheap tickets for last-minute bookings. So, to save money on that blissful trip to Cape Verde or week in the south of France, consider waiting till the last minute to book your flight.
Closer to home
When we think of a vacation, we probably think of somewhere as far away as possible; crossing the ocean and feeling alienated from everyday life. And that’s great. Vacations are the perfect opportunity to see somewhere new and experience new cultures. But you can also have a lovely vacation closer to home – and it’ll almost definitely be cheaper. For example, you may be able to travel by coach or train, meaning you’ll save some cash and don’t have to deal with airport stress. Plus, when you travel by these means you’re less restricted by what you can bring.
Speaking of luggage, if you decide to fly to your destination you can save some bucks by travelling light. Depending on which airline you travel with, you may have to pay extra for baggage, whereas cabin luggage tends to be free. The thought of packing light might not fill you with joy, but there are plenty of ways to maximize space and pack smartly. If you’re going on a beach holiday, you probably won’t need much anyway. Sunglasses, swimwear and sunblock – check!
Another way to minimize costs on vacation is to stay somewhere self-catered. Whilst you might not love the idea of cooking every day, staying somewhere that gives you the option to provide your own meals can half the price of a trip. You’ll still enjoy the odd meal out, but being able to pop to the supermarket and pick up some bread and fruit for breakfast or pasta for dinner makes the world of difference. Plus, by having a fridge, you’ll save money on drinks and chocolate (vacation essentials).
Depending on what you’re looking for from your vacation, travelling in a bigger group can also help to keep it cheap. Many companies have deals that accommodate bigger groups, and renting a villa for a week might work out to be more cost savvy than booking a hotel. Once you’re out there, you’ll find plenty of day trips and activities that offer deals for groups, too. So, grab your friends and book that flight!