by Susan Paige
Going on holiday is meant to be fun and build lasting memories with your loved ones, so worrying about money shouldn’t overshadow the whole experience. Not to worry, as there are several easy things you can do to save money and still enjoy your trip.
Count Your Dinners
There’s no getting around the fact that you and your family are going to need to eat at some point on your holiday, and eating out multiple times a day for several days in a row can quickly become expensive. A great way to combat this is to plan out how many times you want to go out to eat beforehand. Depending on how many days you play to stay during your holiday, you may opt to visit the store for cheap ingredients like eggs or frozen waffles to fill up on in the morning and save your food budget for nights out to nice restaurants. You can always switch this up, too, like skipping out on lunch and saving your appetite up until later, only fighting off hunger with a small snack instead.
Create a Budget
You can’t hope to save any money on vacation without a budget. Knowing how much money you’re allowed to spend on everything from souvenirs to live shows will give you some parameters to work with. The exact amount you want to spend will ultimately depend upon whatever you feel comfortable with, but you should allow enough to cover all of the necessary expenses of activities you will want to do without overspending past the point that is appropriate. For instance, it is fine if you decide to take the family out to a show, but perhaps a show a day should be used as a rough template.
Choose Your Flights Wisely
One of the best ways to save money on your next holiday occurs before you even arrive. If you’re looking to save some green while you’re booking flights, look think about choosing off-days when the prices won’t be nearly as high, as well as ordering your tickets well in advance so that you won’t have to pay extra for the same seats. This is especially useful if you’re traveling during a seasonal event, where airlines are more likely to increase prices on flights.
Get Ready to Save Big
By following these tips, you’re sure to save big on your next holiday. With all the money you’ll save, you can put it towards other investments that you might not have otherwise, like starting the first contributions towards a new car or a potential surgery to get rid of bunions. The sky is the limit!