What’s more fun than going on vacation? Wouldn’t you love to be able to afford to do it more often? Of course you would! Travelling the world and lying on hot sunny beaches is much more fun than staying at home.
Unfortunately vacations are expensive, and unless you are rich and retired you probably can’t afford them too often. But here are some tips that you can use to make your travels cheaper, which means you can go more often!
First the key to affording even your wildest travel dreams is to start saving, and start saving early. But as I said earlier, unless you are independently wealthy, have just won the lottery, or stand to inherit a big chunk of cash, odds are you can’t just set off on an expensive adventure on a whim. It takes some planning. It takes some plotting. And, yes, it takes some budgeting. Why not set up a travel fund and save a little from each paycheck? Budget some fun money!
Take Extended Vacations
A large part of the cost of a holiday is the travel to actually get there, add to that the fact that you can often negotiate bulk discounts and you can save a good amount of money by staying for longer. A two week vacation is more fun than a one week vacation and less than double the price.
Travel To Exotic But Inexpensive Countries
Remember to think not just about the cost of your vacation but also the cost of living in that country. Often paying a little more to go somewhere further can save you money overall when you get there and you get to see more of the world too.
Another bonus is that even if it works out the same price, you will spend your vacation not having to worry about what you spend, which will make the whole vacation more enjoyable anyway. Who wants to worry about money on vacation!
Get More Money For Your Money – Money Exchange
Check an accurate currency calculator before you travel, there are different rates for buying and selling, so make sure you know what to expect. It is also worth planning ahead and keeping an eye on where the rates are going. If the rate is showing signs of improving it may be worth waiting until the last minute to exchange you money, whereas if it is getting worse you should buy sooner rather than later.
Go When No-One Else Wants To – Travel Off Season
If you really love travel then it isn’t always about the hot and sunny weather. So rather than travelling during high season why not go out of season when the resorts are less crowded?
You can often save a staggering amount of money and you might find your vacation is more enjoyable outside of peak season when the locals go back to their normal ways of life. The resorts, streets and tourist attractions are also less crowded. Also going during low season you may also experience things that few tourists ever see.
I hope I have given you some things to think about. If you would like additional travel tips or need assistance planning a vacation of your dreams, contact Colesville Travel.
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