Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Club knows that many people think that traveling is only for people with money. The truth is that traveling is for people that really want to do it! Because once you decide to go you will always find the way…”Traveling is not about reaching the destination, it’s about enjoying the journey.” And for all of you who are going to venture on a budget, we have some great tips to create unforgettable memories whatever the situation is!
Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Club recommends that you do it thorough research. There is a lot of free information on the internet about the place you want to go, websites, blogs, articles and guide books that will help you make better decisions. Update the information you get. You must know where you are going, what are the best options to get there, where are the places you must visit, about the culture, the food, the language. Get tips! All this information will help you build your daily budget, keep it in mind!
Compare airfare on different websites and airline´s pages or exchange your reward miles to get the best deal possible. Also some destinations are great in the off season! There also may be some cheaper ways to fly there, by making a stop rather than going direct. It might not be an inconvenience at all, could allow you save a couple of hundred dollars and be a great opportunity to stay in another city or country! Some websites say that buying a ticket 45 to 60 days prior to departure will give you a great deal for some destination…
Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Club suggests that you also compare prices for different dates, as less popular days and times are usually cheaper. Once you book your ticket, find a convenient place to stay. There are a lot of options out there: guest houses, home exchanges, also tons of websites offer rooms in somebody’s apartment, or look for the place “where the backpackers sleep.” All of these are good ways to skip the hotel temptation. Always be cautious, find good websites with reviews of other people that stayed there before and had a good experience.
Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Club understands that it is also a good idea to consider the exchange rate when you pick your destination. Try to find ahead of time where the best place to exchange your currency is, in case you need to. Once you arrive, be aware that there is a big difference between exchange houses. It’s always convenient to exchange money at the airport, as it should have the best rate. Once you are out of the airport, avoid hotels (they always give you less). Always try to pay in local currency; this will help you to stay in your budget.