Travelling is a popular pursuit, and at this time of year, many of us vow to try and see more of the world. If you’re eager to travel more, you might be thinking that your budget won’t allow for wanderlust, but you may be wrong. There are several ways to save so you can travel more while spending less.
This is a collaborative post.
If you can, it pays to be as flexible as possible when booking holidays or organising trips away. If you’re able to take a break outside of school holidays or during the week, for example, this could save you a fortune. Of course, this is not always viable, especially if you have older children or you have a full-time job, but it’s worth exploring different dates if you’re looking at flights or renting an apartment, villa or holiday cottage. Changing the date, even by a single day, can sometimes make a huge difference to the price.
Invest in a home away from home
If you love to get away as much as possible, but you can’t afford to book hotels and jump on a plane every few weeks, have you thought about investing in a home away from home? You could look into buying a bolthole or consider options like a caravan or a motorhome. When choosing between a caravan and motorhome, think about how much you want to spend, how far you want to travel and how much space you need. Once you’ve set a budget, you can start searching for vehicles for sale. If you like the idea of having a house or a flat to retreat to, and you want to generate an income from your new purchase, you could consider renting it out when you’re not using it.
Shop around for the best deals
Competition is fierce in the travel and tourism industry, and there are some fantastic offers out there. Whether you’re searching for flights, car hire, hotels or package holiday deals, it’s critical to do your research and to compare prices. Even if you’ve already decided on a hotel, you could save a lot of money by looking at prices charged by a host of different websites or operators. It takes just a couple of minutes to conduct a search online and sift through the results.
Nowadays, many of us book holidays online, but you can also lower the cost of travelling by searching for prices for extras like transfers, excursions and car hire online. Booking in advance is often cheaper, and usually, there are savings for making a reservation or a booking online.
If you’re keen to travel more in 2020, you may be thinking that you’ll have to up your budget. In reality, you don’t necessarily have to spend more to spread your wings. Being flexible, considering options like buying or renting caravans, motorhomes and holiday boltholes and using the Internet to compare prices and find the best deals can all help you save a fortune on seeing the world and enjoying new adventures and experiences.