Tips for holidays on a budget!
Before you know it, it will be summer again and we will all be going away for our yearly vacations. The only problem is that most of us cannot afford the elaborate holidays that we were once able to. After all, keeping in mind the current state of the economy, most families and individuals do not have as much money to spare as they once did. Nevertheless, this does by no means mean that you have to miss out on all of the fun. It simply indicates that you need to be more careful when planning your vacation this year and that you need to budget your holiday with cost effectiveness in mind.
There are several ways in which you can do this, read on for some budget holiday suggestions…
Stay in the UK
Instead of spending money on flight tickets why not stay in the UK and enjoy a holiday at ‘home’? There are some gorgeous places throughout the country which are certainly worth visiting. You will benefit from huge savings within your holiday and added convenience too. A lot of people assume that going on holiday means that they have to go to a different country. However, this couldn’t be further from the truth. There are loads of great areas in Britain which are filled with culture, history, tradition, intrigue, art, beauty and more.
Stay in a cottage
When most people go on holiday they tend to end up staying in a hotel. The problem with doing that is that hotels tend to charge per person as well as per night. If there are several of you going away then this can easily result in the prices mounting up significantly. Instead, you should consider the prospect of staying in a cottage or a country house. When doing so you will be quoted with a price for the entire week, this will not go up if the number of people staying goes up. Thus, your price per person actually decreases rather than increases like a hotel. Furthermore, most individuals actually find that they prefer staying in a cottage. There are some great cottages in Sussex and other countryside based locations. These provide a quaint, beautiful, picturesque, homely, friendly, tranquil and exciting place to reside in for the duration of your stay.
Opt for self catering
And finally, whilst it may be tempting to go for bed and breakfast or all inclusive, you should stay away and book a self catering holiday instead. Self catering is much cheaper in comparison to the other board options which are available. Moreover, it gives you the license to plan your holiday to suit your budget. This is because you can determine how many nights you eat out and how many nights you stay in and cook for yourself. Moreover, self catering is also good because you have the license to explore and are not held back by the restaurant’s time slots for eating.
All in all, if you consider the three points mentioned in this article then you will be able to enjoy a fantastic holiday this year whilst ensuring that your bank balance does not suffer.