When you were younger it was all about you. You could go on a spur of the moment holiday and only worry about your costs. However as life went on you were lucky enough to start a family and now your travel adventures require a little more thought and a lot more finance. To help you out, we have pieced together some great tips for saving money leading up to and during your next family holiday.
Plan Well in Advance
You may be surprised to find that many families often plan their holidays one to two years in advance. This isn’t because they are nervous travelers, but simply because it’s a smart thing to do when it comes to saving. These families often find that the advanced notice of a holiday gives them more than sufficient time to not only save a comfortable amount but to allow for life’s little challenges in between their planning and flight.
Save, Save, Save!
This goes without saying, however, we’re going to say it one more time – save! When asked, the majority of parents report that any concerns or less-than-fun experiences they had during their holidays were due to a lack of funds. Start with your grocery list and work all the way up to your personal care and items. Buying cheaper brands in the supermarket can save dollars that all add up while being smart and looking for Groupon coupons for services like nail salons in Boston can save serious cash that could be better spent during your trip.
On Your Holiday
Once the planning has been completed, money has been saved and you’re on the plane – don’t stop saving. If approached by a street vendor for a family adventure package, take the flyer and give it to the vendor 20 meters down the road and watch the price reduce. Additionally, look for restaurants which offer deals such as ‘kids eat free’ when you and your partner buy a main meal. Another great idea is to look for park entry passes through tourist websites. Theme parks will often provide tourism services with a number of reduced price tickets to expand their reach.
When it comes to travel and travelling with a family, anything and everything which you can do to be prepared and save money is going to help you. So start planning early, save as much money as possible, and be savvy when you’re on your trip. Combining these can have the power to transform an ordinary family holiday into an extraordinary one!