Sunny beach and sunglasses or warm scarf and the fresh smell of snow – we all love to be on the vacation!
Some people enjoy spending extra money on the vacation and often splurge or impulse shop, while others are more budget conscious. In both cases, it is good to know how to avoid really unplanned costs so you can either save money or spend it in a way you truly enjoy.
- EFFICIENT PACKING
You`ll need the shampoo… and hair conditioner… and eyebrow scrub… and of course cuticle oil… and of course… Just a moment. Do you really think that it’s goanna be so boring on the vacation you`ll need eyebrow scrub? Surely it will be the last thing on your mind.
Take basic items only. Packing will be easier and your bag will be lighter, avoiding possible extra charges. Also, do make sure that you pack the necessities since you don’t want to be buying toothpaste or hair brushes while on vacation.
- BE WELL INFORMED
Having the right information at the right time is the ultimate advantage. Visit websites of places you’re planning to visit, especially the local ones. In most of the cases, there is site version in English. Don`t forget online travel services and web forums. Make a list of important tips – good restaurants, low-cost stores and local events. Not only will you save money, but you will be less stressed if you already have the information on hand.
- USE TRAVEL APPS
“Travel app is man`s best friend” – says ancient Socrates` dictum. Or someone was joking? In every case, getting free apps are going to make saving money much easier and your holiday more fun. We recommend Triposo, TripAdvisor and Pocket.
- BE YOUR OWN COOK
Why not? Visit the local market, pick up some fresh items and get cooking! You can have a lot of fun picnicking, or making some of your meals in your hotel, especially if you have a kitchenette.
- BUY READY MEALS
Ready meals can be truly practical. You can eat a ready meal on the top of Mountain Olympus or during sailing on a boat. Goulas, tikka masala, or some other exotic meal – you choose.
- LEARN ABOUT PUBLIC TRAFFIC
Public transport regulations can vary from city to city. Ask your hotel concierge about the local rules. That way you`ll not only have the first-hand local info and avoid traffic tickets.
- FOUR SEASONS CLOTHES
You went to a beach destination and only brought summer clothes? Wrong. Weather is very unpredictable, one year, I went to Florida for Christmas and the temperature was freezing! A warm jacket, waterproof shoes, and a disposable raincoat are must haves. This saves you from buying expensive clothes while away.
- SOUVENIRS FROM NATURE
Dive for the shells… Save interesting stones… Little things from nature are something that you will remember your vacation by and also tell a story with.
- PEACE OF MIND
Observe the nature. Observe the residents, observe the streets. Absorb numerous impressions. It`s free of charge, and your experience will be fuller.
- TRAVEL DURING OFF-SEASON
Traveling during the off-season can be very pleasant. Lower travel and local prices and fewer crowds are some of the advantages. Destination atmosphere in the off-season is more relaxed.