Holidaying on a budget
Looking forward to your holiday this year but worried about making your holiday budget stretch? Here are our top tips for budgeting on holiday without ruining your time away.
Avoid packaged excursions
While it may be tempting to spend over 50 euros on a half-day excursion, it will likely be more cost effective for you to go it alone. This will also save you time in waiting around for your party and means you can see the places that you’re actually interested in. If you’re looking for ideas, just look at the areas you can visit on an organised tour and plan your own route.
Paying for transport costs on your holiday can quickly add up, and while it’s sometimes necessary, if you’re staying in a city you can likely walk to many places you want to see. Think about where you want to visit in a day and plan your route, so each stop is within walkable distance.
Visit the local supermarket
Of course, when you’re on holiday you will want to taste the local cuisine, but for smaller meals like breakfast and lunch, you don’t need to spend a fortune. Prepare a crusty baguette before you leave the house for a lunchtime picnic and bring some snacks to tide you over. This means you’ll avoid having to grab something in expensive tourist areas while you’re on the go.
Bring a water bottle
Reusable water bottles are not only great for the environment, but they can also save you a lot of money buying pricey drinks while you’re out and about.
Go off the beaten track
Visiting popular tourist attractions can get expensive, as well as dining out in busy areas. Ask the locals where they like to go eat and do some research about some lesser-known things to do in the area. You will likely see a whole new side to the place that you’re visiting, all the while making your holiday funds go further.
One thing you shouldn’t skimp on when going abroad is your Travel Insurance. You never know what could go wrong and with the right protection in place you can enjoy your holiday with reassurance that you’re covered if it does. From medical expenses and repatriation to lost baggage, Watkin Davies can ensure you have the Travel Insurance features you need. Give us a call on 02920 626 226.