Ah, holidays. No other word makes my heart beat faster or makes me heady with joy and a feeling of pure wanderlust.
But then, another word, perhaps you’d call it the arch nemesis of travel and holidays, brings me out of my reverie and makes me sweat with anxiety.
That word my friends, is money.
That little thing that we know doesn’t grow on trees and doesn’t just appear out of a magical ATM with boundless supplies of greenery no matter how much we wish we may and wish we might.
So, if you’re in the same boat as me (nice to meet you and just letting you know I think this boat has a leak in it), see how I would holiday on a budget.
Coupons are one of the most cost effective ways to holiday when you’re on a budget. Shop a docket is one example of a coupon website that offers brilliant travel and accommodation deals. It might also help with a bit of inspo for your next holiday destination.
Save, save, save
This may seem like a no brainer, but the best way to save and budget and budget for a holiday is to save, save and save some more. Putting money aside every week for your much needed (and of course well deserved) holiday is the best way to do it. That way you know you’ll have the funds, and can budget and spend them however you please. Winning!
Travel in off-peak seasons
If you can take the time off to travel in off-peak seasons, it’s one of the cheapest and most cost-effective ways to holiday. It can become a touch tricky if you have kids in school or a demanding job. However, if you are in the position to do it, well, do it.
Book far in advance
If you know that on February 18th 2022 you’re going to want to go on a holiday, then book it when you can. Of course you can’t book that far in advance, I’m just playing silly buggers guys, but the further in advance you book, the more likely you’ll get a better deal with flights and accommodation. True? True.
Work while you’re away
If you’ll be on holiday for a while and have the tiniest inkling that you’re going to be strapped for cash while on said holiday, it’s worth investing in a working visa for that country. It allows you to earn some spending money while you’re away, but it also gives you a hands on experiences of ‘doing as the locals’ do. As you do.
So tell me, what are you tricks of the trade when it comes to planning a holiday on a budget?
This post was written in collaboration with Shop a Docket, however, all the beliefs and opinions expressed in this post are written in my own words and are 100% authentic.