The hardest thing about a holiday for the average person, is the probably planning it. The accommodation, the flight, whether there will be changeovers or not, the time you spend there, the amount of places you want to visit. There’s a lot to consider. Of course, the main thing which ties this all together for most people, is the money aspect of the whole scenario. Holidays, in general, tend to be rather costly, unless you go camping in your own backyard. This often leads to decisions we are not extremely happy about, but compromises usually have to be made in order to still pay the rent next month. Fortunately enough, this can be nowhere near as damaging to your holiday’s enjoyment as one would initially imagine. There is a range of things you can do to keep things relatively low-cost but still enjoyable to the point where you don’t feel like you are missing out on a holiday. Without further ado, let’s go through just a few of them.
The single worst thing you can possibly do is to leave everything until last minute. Anyone with any kind of travel experience can tell you that, and despite just about everyone knowing this, many people are still guilty of doing just that. If you feel like you don’t even know where to start, then the best thing to do is get the biggest and most important part of the whole package out of the way first.
The flight itself is possibly the single most important aspect of the journey, and could save you the most money out of all the other expenses. Sometimes there are rather considerable differences in prices even within the span of like two or three days, so make sure to have a website like Skyscanner somewhere in your bookmarks so you can keep up on the various flight prices. Of course, buying tickets out of season is always cheaper as well, but then again who wants to go on holiday in mediocre weather conditions?
If you are like most people, and are not fortunate enough to have a friend or two over in a different country who would be willing to let you stay with them for the duration of your trip, then it’s time to look for a place to stay like everyone else. The two most common ways of finding a place to stay abroad have actually shaken up a bit in the past few years.While hotels have been a staple for years, and still remain the more luxurious pick for the most part, with niceties such as a fancy hotel in the islands of Galapagos or any of the famous 5-star hotels, Airbnb has been slowly making a name for themselves. While they may not be as luxurious, they have become the more affordable of the bunch, and people often flock over to Airbnb when trying to go through their holidays on a budget. Of course, it’s hard to beat hotels, with their fancy room service and usually included food in the package, so choose wisely, and now that hotels have some major competition, their deals are getting better and better.