Taking a summer trip is an exciting part of the year and one which many people look forward to. It’s also something which can get very expensive, especially if you’re a family. Money-saving tips for any trip are going to be a boon, but especially during the summer months when prices are high.
So here is a quick guide on how you can save money on your summer trip.
Don’t Go for the Most Popular Destination
Summer trips mean you’re booking a vacation at the most popular time of year, and there are many destinations that most people will be heading for as an obvious choice. If you’re happy to be creative and open to different destinations, a less popular choice may mean it’s cheaper (and quieter).
Look for Deals
Because it’s the peak vacation time, there’ll be lots of deals around to help you save money, especially if you have a large family looking to travel. Some resorts or attractions may offer free kid’s entry, or you may be able to get a cheaper deal on accommodation.
Be sure to shop around and compare summer deals.
Organize Your Prescriptions or Health Needs in Time
Make sure you have everything with you to take on your trip in terms of prescriptions and medication so that you don’t run into any issues. Even with insurance, you could run into unexpected bills if something goes wrong in a different country with health problems.
You can also save a lot of money in terms of your eye prescription if you need glasses. Instead of paying out a lot of money for prescription sunglasses that you’re going to need during the summer weather, you can instead find clip on reading sunglasses to pop over your existing prescription.
Consider a Road Trip
If you already have a car, you may be able to save a lot of money by taking a road trip vacation instead. If this will save you a lot of money on flights in particular, it can be a great way to travel around and get the opportunity to see many different places instead of just one destination.
You could take this one step further by hiring a campervan or larger camper vehicle, as you can then use this for your facilities and accommodation, too. This will save you a lot of money booking hotels, villas or anything else you’d need, while allowing you to travel to more places.
Last-minute panic buying or paying extortionate prices for the only plane seats left can easily rack up a higher bill. The sooner you can plan and book, the more money you could potentially save. Even if you can’t pay the full amount upfront, you can place deposits in advance for your trip to make sure you secure them in time. There may even be cheaper deals for a specific set of time in advance to when you book for, meaning that getting flights, accommodation, and everything else sorted early can help make things far cheaper.