Spend more time and less money at vacations
Want to spend quality time with your family on a vacation, but by not causing a hole in your pocket? Here are some quick tips to make it happen. Travel at less popular times: The price of flights varies considerably depending on the month, day and even time of travel. Avoiding weekends can make a huge impact on the price. Fly indirect: In case there is more time but less money, try flights with a stop-over. Indirect routes to the main destination will cost less and will also give one the time to explore more than one destination. Mix and match your flights: Using a combination of airlines can also prove to be an effective cost saving strategy. Mix and match the airlines to find the best price combination. Fly from an alternative airport: Even though there may be an airport at the doorstep, don’t rule out the possibility that it may be cheaper to fly from one slightly further away. Bring your own food on board: Many low-cost airlines charge for food on board and it is often pricey. Save yourself a small fortune by taking along snacks instead of buying them. Beat the baggage fees : If you’re worried about excess baggage charges, why not wear your extra items instead of cramming them into your case? Weigh your luggage before you leave home: Some of us get to the airport to find we’re over our baggage limit and pay inflated charges. Avoid this by weighing your bag at home and take out unnecessary items. Try a private room instead of a hotel: Over the last few years there’s been an explosion in websites that allow locals to rent out their spare rooms and apartments. They have transformed accommodation options, and for travellers, the experience can be far more rewarding than a stay in a chain hotel. Eat like a local: Tasting new cuisine is a part of the joy of travelling, which also saves money. From $1 bowls of noodles in Vietnam to backstreet French bistros, products locally sourced are tastier, than the ones imported.