As fun and great learning new experiences through travelling for many of us is, it can be very expensive. There are many ways of going on holiday without breaking the bank. The key is planning ahead, so here are 5 tips for anyone travelling.
Having A Budget
Setting up a budget will help tremendously in the long run. This will help you keep track and know your limit therefore avoiding unnecessary spending. Some examples of things to keep in mind when setting up a budget would include, the price of food, hotel, car hire, shopping and so on.
Put Aside Money
Putting aside money, whether on a weekly, fortnightly or monthly basis, whilst be consistent will be very effective. This can easily be done by setting up a automatic transfer, so you can be assured a minimum amount decided by you will be transferred regularly for your holiday savings. It is important to note, being realistic on how much you can afford to set aside per month or week will help you balance any other expenses.
Avoid Travelling On Peak Season
Depending on where you’re travelling to, if possible to plan a holiday on off-peak season, there are many offers to take advantage off, that will not burn a hole in your pocket. As well as this, it will likely be less crowded during these times, which is a great benefit.
Pre Book Parking
Parking at airports tend to be costly, pre booking in advance will help give you a much better deal. If left on the day or few days beforehand, the cost will be very high. Keep an eye out for deals online such as Groupon where you may find the airport offering cheaper parking.
Weigh Your Luggage
As importantly as this step is, it is not always done correctly or sometimes completely ignored. If over packed, you will be charged a lot more or asked to remove items. By weighing your luggage, it will help with unnecessary items being packed. It is important to remember to leave room for bringing items bought back.