While we are all looking for ways to protect our finances, that shouldn’t be at the expense of enjoying our lives. I, for example, have the aim of buying a house this year but I don’t want that to mean that I have to put my exploration on hold!
While money makes the world go round, it isn’t the only thing that makes your body work. So here we are going to look at some tips for making sure you can get on holiday this year without adding money-related stress to your trip.
With all the crazy-ness happening in today’s world, Brexit affecting us closer to home, make sure you prepare in advance by getting the best currency exchange rate. I always find Thomson Exchange give the best rates around London – what do you think?
Before you head anywhere, you are going to need to know how you are getting there. We are going to focus initially here on trips that take you out of your home country or state so that you can create complete separation from home, and to do that you’re more than likely going to need to fly..
Flying was once an expensive luxury, but thanks to changes in technology and oil prices it is now easier than ever to board a plane to any number of destinations around the world. However, the trick here is to make sure you’re not paying more than you need to and to do that there are a couple of ideas to consider. Firstly, make the most of cheap flight gurus who are spending their times researching the best priced journeys around the world. Websites that once started small like Scott’s Cheap Flights and Jack’s Flight Club are now causing serious ripples in the travel market and helping travelers to be transported for less.
Secondly, think about when you are planning to book your flight, I find Tuesday’s tend to have the lowest prices, and I even found out from an expert that if you have rainy weather locally, flight prices tend to go up – no joke! So book your flight on a sunny day 🙂
When you get to your destination you’re going to need to have arranged accommodation in advance for most countries, unless you are an adventurous backpacker. Once again there are many options available to you as a traveler in the modern era and the digital world is here to help you. Websites like Booking.com will provide you with options ranging from the cheapest hotels right through to the great and the glamorous. However, an alternative choice that has seen its popularity soar in the past decade is peer-to-peer rental properties.
Companies like Airbnb pride themselves on offering the chance to people who have a holiday home or even their actual live-in property a place to rent to travelers. You will find all sorts of places on websites like Airbnb, and that will also add an extra twist to your trip as well as often being cheaper than hotels. I stayed in a beautiful and affordable airbnb in Croatia, which really made me realise the simplicity and understated advantages!
For more detailed tips visit my budget travelling guide!