The holiday season is almost here, and I’m sure you plan on travelling with your loved ones, but the question is how can you travel, have fun and still save your coins? Here are some tips on how you can travel on a budget:
- Book in advance
If you plan on travelling by flight, train or any other means of transport, you might want to consider booking in advance. Last minute bookings will only cost you extra money.
Still on early bookings, don’t fall into the lie that insinuates that you have a whole lot of hotels to choose from. Here’s the thing, the higher the demand, the higher the prices. During the holidays as people rush to book hotel rooms, the prices will also be inflated, forcing you to take more cash out of your pocket. So, if you are planning on traveling on a budget book your hotel room in advance.
- Do in house cooking
While it may sound strenuous having to cook while on vacation, this could go a long way in helping you save your coins. If your accommodation offers private catering and has a kitchen, it would save you a lot to get your own groceries and prepare your own meals. This will also be helpful if you’re on a strict diet or have food allergies.
- Find alternative eating spots
Also, if your room doesn’t have a kitchen, you don’t have to pay for the full board package. You can pay for the bed and breakfast package and find an alternative cheaper place for lunch or dinner. Make sure you take full advantage of the all you can eat breakfast platter though!
- Share the costs
Last but not least, the more the merrier. It doesn’t hurt to ask a couple of friends or family members to tag along. You’ll not only have more fun but you will also get to share costs, reducing the financial burden you would have had to carry if you were travelling alone. Additionally, look out for travel and booking packages that have special prices for people travelling as a group.
By Caroline Ngithi