Travel on a Budget
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Travel on a Budget

We all love to get away, especially at this time of year. However travel and eating out abroad can pull at the purse strings, so here are some simple ideas to help you get away without having to take every penny you own with you.

  1. Travel in low season.

 

 

It’s easier said than done, especially if you have children, but travelling in peak times is obviously going to bump up the price of your stay. Europe, for example, just as the summer holidays start is obviously going to be dearer (and noisier!), however if you are child-free, there are some lovely warm places to visit come September, October time. Once you’re there, try and keep costs to a minimum – there are lots of cheap and cheerful things to do on a budget. Check out some of the free activities on offer in Savannah Georgia.

Travel on a Budget

  1.         Fly and save.

If you book early enough, flying doesn’t have to cost you the earth. Skyscanner are great for comparing cheap flights, hotels and car hire. If you are really tight for money, you could even think about a flight with a stop-over. You could also pick up an airline miles credit card and enjoy some rewards for flying, as well as elite benefits like priority boarding, free checked bags and lounge access. To find out a bit more about this, take a look at this Review of Miles and Airline Credit Cards.

Always remember to check the exchange rate before you go – don’t leave it until the last minute and get it at the airport as that is guaranteed to be pricier. A Currency Converter is always really useful to have when you’re planning your trip as you can see where you’ll get more for your money.

  1. Take your own food on board.

Yes, you read that right. Some people assume that you’re not allowed to take your own food on board an aeroplane and end up paying an extortionate price for just a cup of tea. However, as long as what you want to take isn’t liquid, it’s fine to bring some snacks, like sandwiches and crisps.

 

  1. Beat the baggage prices.

            We all like to take everything but the kitchen sink away with us, but do we really  need it all? By just taking hand luggage you’ll save the baggage fees and you could even  pop some extra layers on to save some room in your case. What’s more, with no case  to pick up as you land, you’ll be out of the airport and on your sunbed in no time at all.

  1. Swap homes.

You want to see a new country, but there are hundreds of people that also want to see your country! Swapping homes with someone is the perfect way to save money on accomodation, plus you can swap advice and tips with the owner about where to go and what to do. 

Always remember to check the exchange rate before you go – don’t leave it until the last minute and get it at the airport as that is guaranteed to be pricier. A Currency Converter is always really useful to have when you’re planning your trip as you can see where you’ll get more for your money.

 

Bon voyage!

Money saving Mom of 1, who loves to travel, cook, and of course spend time with family. We have a family of 3 including Mr. SMSL and of course Diesel our latest addition to the family. I'm glad you are here with me!

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