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The coronavirus pandemic may have meant that we’d have to temporarily halt our family’s travel plans, but fear not. It won’t be long before we’re able to jet off and have a memorable time as a family. Alas, it’s not always the freedom to go away that prevents us from doing so. There’s also the financial matter. The good news is that there are always ways to save money and make your adventures more affordable. Take the tips we’ve outlined below, and you’ll find that the financial aspect of family trips is much more manageable!
Where Are You Going?
First thing’s first: where are you going? We tend to think of travelling as expensive, but of course, the cost varies significantly, and depends on a variety of factors. The most important detail is the location. You’ll obviously spend a lot more if you want to spend a week in New York, rather than spending a week in the south of Spain. Whether you’re looking for a city or the beach, consider all the options. The most obvious ones may be more expensive than the locations that are a little more ‘under the radar.’
Go At the Right Time
As well as where you’re going, you’ll want to think about when you’re going. The cost of visiting a single destination can be greatly different, depending on when it is you’re travelling there. Let’s think again about New York. You’ll find that flights are much cheaper if you’re flying during early Spring, rather than the peak of summer. The cost of hotels will also be less expensive. Sometimes it’s worthwhile paying more to visit at a peak time, but in most cases, you can have just as enjoyable an experience travelling during the ‘quiet season’ as you would at high season.
Book in Advance
One useful tip that people don’t make the most of is to book as much as possible in advance. You can save significant money by booking your flights, hotels, and attractions as early as possible. Indeed, you could save as much as 40% when compared to booking later on. When you know you want to travel, book everything as soon as you can. You can use payday loans if you don’t have the money to hand. As well as saving money, this will also make your travel plans more straightforward and less stressful, since you’ll know that everything has been taken care of.
Where To Stay
And talking about booking accommodation for your trip: you can save an awful amount of money when you’re there just by choosing the right location. The best advice is to book somewhere central that has kitchen facilities. The location will save you money on taxis and public transport. The kitchen will allow you to prepare meals at home. There’ll be times when you want to eat out, but you’ll spend too much if you have to pay for your entire family to eat breakfast, lunch, and dinner at a restaurant every day.