Not many people have the money and time to visit exclusive resorts, kick back and relax. Most of us have to plan our vacations months ahead and find different ways to save money. It doesn’t matter where you are going, whether it’s London or your neighboring country, you don’t want to spend all your money and live on bread and water for the rest of the years. Vacation is the time of the year where you get to relax with your family and friends. I have some tips for you which will help you out achieve this.
Last minute vacation is always a wrong decision because it will cost you a lot of time and money. If you are already planning to take a couple of weeks off, then make sure to start planning early. In this way, you will know where to cut your budget, and many places offer discounts if you book a few months prior. Calculate all your costs on time, think about transportation and the things you will do when you reach your destination. For example, you may choose a place which has great rates on hotels and restaurants, but it will cost you a fortune to get there.
Set a daily allowance limit
Once you resolve a hotel and transportation issue, try to set a regular budget. While on vacation, you will be tempted to buy so many different things and everything may seem appealing, but this can lead you to a bad financial situation. When you arrive, set up your daily allowance, establish the amount of money in separate envelopes for each day and put them in a hotel safe and you can save your credit card for emergency situations.
Don’t go crazy with food
You will run into many different types of foods and restaurants, but it’s important to eat like a local. You don’t have to spend $50 on a meal when you can go to a local diner and try the exact the same thing for $10. Another great option is a street food, but be careful before trying this, choose stands where there is a high circulation of people.
When you get a chance to go on a summer vacation, you need to plan carefully. There are so many appealing places to visit around the world, which will take your breath away. But, depending on your preferences and finances, you should select a place that will provide you enjoyable moments, but at the same time challenge you to explore the things around you. Europe is the oldest continent, and with so many metropolis, stunning architecture, friendly people and excellent service, you will have a hard time deciding where to go. Here is my list of 5 to – go places, I hope it will be useful to you.
Le Havre, France
France has always been one of my favorite countries, but this small city, Le Havre, in Normandy region, has always had a special appeal to me. The blend of modern and traditional architecture and historically rich community give the special touch to the entire town. If you are looking a remote and intimate place, but still full of people, families, and teenagers, then Le Havre is the right choice for you. The town is located near the English Channel, close to Paris and London, and its proximity to these cities is a great chance for you if you intend to visit them.
This destination often flies under the radar when it comes to Europe and many people are still unaware of it. Paphos has been recognized as the European Capital of Europe for 2017, which means it will feature even more events aimed at exploring and connecting different cultures. Cyprus is the land of beautiful beaches, white sand, incredible cultural heritage, castles, and monasteries. It has 300 days of sunshine during the year, and mild temperatures in the winter make it a perfect winter vacation.
Have you ever heard of Oktoberfest in Munich? This is one of a kind event, featuring delicious beer and great music. People all over the world come to Germany just to experience Oktoberfest. On the other hand, castles of Bavaria look like they’ve come out of a fairy tale. With everything said, north of Germany seems a bit neglected. But, don’t be fooled because Bremen and Hamburg are the cities that can offer you a lot. Stunning architecture, a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parts, make this place a perfect destination for a vacation.
Montenegro often falls under the shadow because of neighboring country Croatia. But, if you are looking for a small coastal country, with beautiful scenery and intimate surroundings, then Montenegro can offer you that and even more. The Adriatic coast line, beautiful architecture, blend of sandy, and rocky beaches are the excellent place if you want to experience the actual vacation. While the Croatia is still rocking with the higher prices, Montenegro has managed to adjust excellent accommodation and services, but still affordable. In the last couple of years, this destination has become the favorite place for many celebrities.