Today i am delighted to have a new guest post for you guys from Dan who is an author for www.bizzmarkblog.com. Dan has a wealth of experience to share with us thanks to his many years as a finance Consultant. In this article he tells us step by step how we can organise our holiday and still stay frugal. Keep on reading to gather his tips…
Most of us start planning our holiday well in advance. We pick the destination, set a budget and dates and start taking care of other things necessary for a worry-free holiday. Easier said than done, right?
The reality is often much less straightforward, unfortunately. Finding the time when you can afford to be absent becomes even more difficult when other people, such as friends or family, become involved.
Decide on the budget
Your budget is also an important factor to consider when deciding on both the destination and the length of your stay.
Still, there are tips you should definitely take into account if you want to help yourself organize a great holiday for you and everyone else involved.Decide on the budget
Make sure you know exactly how much you can afford to spend on the holiday and stick to the figure. Needless to say, you should not spend all the money you’ve saved up, since you always need to set some money aside in case of an emergency.Find suitable sources of financing
Ideally, you’ve saved up enough to afford your dream holiday. If, however, you’re a bit short of cash, you might use your credit card. If you use a rewards credit card, it should be the right one for your needs since reward programs are quite different. For example, some are more suitable for airline miles, while others are beneficial when it comes to finding accommodation or buying merchandise.
If you are not sure whether your budget allows you to plan and carry out this vacation, you can always opt for layby holidays and pay for the whole deal later. This might also be a good idea if you wish to keep the money you’ve saved so far and pay for your holiday in installments.
Find cheaper transport
It’s usually much better to book your transport either by plane or train well in advance. That allows you to get the best deals possible, particularly if you can be flexible with your dates. Make sure you also check local means of transportation if you’re planning to do a bit of travelling once you reach your destination.
Find inexpensive accommodation
Again, booking accommodation well in advance is usually the most economical option you have. Just like with transport, being flexible with dates can help you spend less. Luckily, there are now many places where you can read independent reviews of various types of accommodation, so you should get a pretty good picture of what to expect. It might be a good idea to post your comments and reviews as well and help other fellow travellers by sharing your experience and thoughts.
Decide on activities and sites
Depending on what kind of holiday you’re after, you’ll probably face a range of options when it comes to activities you might do and sites you’d like to visit. You need to carefully plan the time you need for whatever it is you want to do. There are usually quite a few free or inexpensive things, which will provide fun, relaxation or entertainment.
If you’re planning to have a great holiday without paying through the teeth for it, you should definitely take these tips into consideration. Although your situation is most certainly different from the one someone else is in, you can still rely on some generally accepted advice.
Basically, planning everything well will significantly reduce the chances of having a disappointing holiday. Unless you have money to burn, the savings you make will not only help you feel more relaxed, but it will also allow you to use the money you’ve saved on something else that might be a real treat to either you or your family.
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