Summer is approaching fast and for most, the last minute rush to book the best holiday they can on a limited budget is well and truly underway. For others, they may have accepted their money-less situation and given up on the idea of a holiday completely. If you’re one of the latter, we’re here to tell you that you can still enjoy a summer break, even if you’re on a limited budget. While payday loans from companies such as Uncle Buck are available in the case of a financial emergency, you won’t need a loan to travel abroad – here’s how you can still enjoy a summer break without breaking the bank!
If you really can’t stretch to cover the cost of a holiday, why not opt for daytrips instead? You can jet off on day trips closer to home or a short drive away with the kids or on your own to get the chance to enjoy everything that your home town and its surrounding area have to offer. You could travel further afield to the next city along and pretend to be a tourist for the day, or embark on a day at a theme park! You don’t have to go abroad to entertain yourself! The best part about day trips? You can often spread them out over the summer and enjoy the fun for longer, and often at a fraction of the cost of any holiday.
Pick The Right Location
If you do want to go abroad, the location you choose could make all the difference. The popularity of a destination changes year on year and this can affect their price at any one time. Currently, summer 2018 is seeing Costa Blanca, Paphos, Marmaris and Cosa del Sol to be some of the cheapest summer break destinations to choose from, but Sunny Beach in Bulgaria really steals the crown with a single day’s budget there being as little as £37/$46!
Flexibility is everything when it comes to your summer break. If you can be flexible with your dates, your accommodation, your flights and frankly everything, then you’re likely to save cash that way. June, July and August are extremely popular for summer breaks, so if you can jet off in May or September, you’ll get to enjoy your break with probably far less crowds too!
Consider Alternative Accommodation
Whether you’re travelling alone or with a group, finding alternative accommodation has the potential to save you hundreds of pounds. Hotels and resorts can be costly, but sites like AirBnB are making it possible for families, groups, couples and solo travellers to stay in unique accommodation for a fraction of the price of a hotel. You can stay in someone’s home, apartment, spare room, holiday villa or more at a much lower cost than a hotel room in most cases, and often with much more room and freedom!
Search For Deals
As time consuming as it can feel, searching for deals online is the best way to save money on your summer break. From websites such as LastMinute.com offering cheaper breaks at, you guessed it, the last minute, to companies such as sprs.me offering a fixed price for an entirely unique and surprise break, there’s plenty you can do to suit any budget that you can do if you spend a little time searching for deals!