HOL­I­DAY LAYBY MAKES SENSE OF THE DOL­LARS

The Sunday Times - - NEWS - TREVOR PADDENBURG

FOR­GET air­fares and over­seas travel — Denise and Nigel Twig­ger and their daugh­ters Sa­man­tha, 17, and Cassie, 11, reckon there’s no place to hol­i­day like WA.

The Les­mur­die fam­ily have cir­cum­nav­i­gated the State more times than they can re­mem­ber, stay­ing at hol­i­day parks and camp­ing out in their four-wheel-drive and camper trailer.

But their hol­i­day bud­get is be­ing squeezed, and they’ve wel­comed the RAC’s new hol­i­day layby pay­ment op­tion.

“We’ve owned a camper trailer for about nine years and we do Perth to Darwin twice a year. We’ve gone up the west coast, through the in­land road, via South Aus­tralia and up through the mid­dle. We’ve ex­plored one end of WA to the other and we just love it,” Mrs Twig­ger said.

“The Kim­ber­ley is one of our favourite ar­eas and we love the fish­ing up the west coast. See­ing the changes of scenery from the south of WA all the way to the far north — you’ve got to see it to be­lieve it. We stay at hol­i­day parks and there are al­ways amaz­ing peo­ple to meet, which makes your trav­els so much richer.

“We’ll def­i­nitely pay ahead with layby. With the cost of liv­ing and the kids in school, I think it will make fam­ily hol­i­days more af­ford­able. You don’t miss $100 a week but you cer­tainly miss thou­sands of dol­lars in one pay­ment.”

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