UK Travel Budget Planning
We know this very well that how costly travelling can be. A lot of planning is needed to search hotels, or book flights or trains to reach the travel destination. Once you are there, the fare of going from one place to another, the money spent on food and drinks, etc. is pretty high. Maybe you would also want to take some gifts for your family, which makes it another addition to expenses.
We are not suggesting you cancel your travelling plans right away but instead want you to plan smartly. Moreover, definitely, you don’t need to do it all alone. We are here to guide you step by step to have the most budget-friendly and exciting vacation of your lifetime.
Choose Cheaper Flights Or Trains
I know this is the most obvious one but also an important one. One of the most expensive things about travelling is travelling fare via aeroplane or train. We recommend you to book your flight in advance a few months before your travelling time. This way you will get good discounts and deals. Use sites such as Kayak or Sky scanner to search for multiple options for travelling accommodation.
Make sure to not book a flight in a hurry. Check all possible sites and bookmark or note somewhere how much a travelling company is offering. Sometimes you may also get a whole package deal for the place you want to visit.
To travel between different cities, you can choose to travel by bus or train. This way you can do sight-seeing while on your way and save a lot of money.
Staycation On Cheaper Accommodations
This one is equally tough and important. Finding a cheap place to stay on your vacation is tough but not impossible. Look for places that offer a room on a bed basis. Some places such as hostels let you stay with other people at very cheap prices. We understand that we look for good luxurious places to stay at, but you are not going there to stay in your expensive room all day long, right? Invest in more sight-seeing instead of accommodation.
There are many NGOs that let youths stay in cheaper accommodations. Contact them through their website or look for travelling websites that compare prices of different hotels. There are many options available in Scotland or Northern Ireland that let you stay in a beautiful place with other international travellers. What’s better than travelling and talking to different people about their life experiences?
Avoid Expensive Meals
We are not telling you to eat at the cheapest restaurant possible but choose a budget-friendly place to eat at. Decent restaurant fare is expensive that can cost you around GBP12 for one meal. We recommend you to go to supermarkets or look out for meal deals at the place. If you have a kitchen where you are staying then buy grocery items so that you can cook a meal for yourself in the kitchen.
Go for discounted items at supermarkets. You can also go to the supermarket’s meal deal and buy yourself a sandwich with a soft drink or juice. This way you will eat something fresh and also save a lot of money.
Smart Shopping UK
Do you want to shop while you are on vacation for yourself or your family? Don’t look at outlet malls for top brands. They are pretty expensive and can create a hole in your pocket. You can buy the same fashion in your place. Buy something that is unique and is not available in your town or city.
You can go to local markets for that purpose. If you don’t know where to go, then you can either check online for such places or ask your hotel manager or someone from the place you are staying at. As they are locals, they can guide you very well.
What To Do If You Are Short Of Money?
It is very important to save money beforehand to plan any travel anywhere. Make a budget and save money. It will be good if you save some extra money for some emergencies. But any problem can happen while you are staying at a different place. You might lose your wallet, which might contain your credit cards. How to tackle such emergencies?
If you are already a citizen of the UK, you can apply for online loans in Ireland. These loans are provided on a same-day basis. It will help you in tackling that urgency easily. Your application can be accepted online with ease, and you don’t have to visit the lender’s office for this purpose.
Travelling across the UK is definitely on everyone’s bucket list. To make it happen, you need the right planning. Choose a cheaper hotel to stay while booking cheaper flights and trains. Eat smartly while shopping intelligently is what it takes to enjoy your vacation while saving money.