Tip 1: Do Your Research

Research is important in many different aspects of life, and this is no less true for holiday planning. That’s why this is my first tip.

For budget travel, it would be ideal to start with a location that you know to be inexpensive. For example, my first holiday is to be Budapest. I’d heard from word of mouth that Budapest is a cheap place to holiday in. Hearing that, I did my research into the country and the costs associated with it. I looked into airfare and accommodation, as they were bigger expenditures. Having seen the prices, I went away to think about it. Make sure all your research is complete before booking a holiday. I then researched the food and drink, and their prices. Having seen these and the low prices, I made the decision to book the holiday. After that, I then looked into activities that can be done there and their prices, and just the thought of the experiences are swimming through my head, causing great excitement.

Researching is an asset in two ways: it vastly reduces costs, and it helps build your excitement ahead of your holiday.

Stay tuned for my next tip!

2 thoughts on “Tip 1: Do Your Research

  1. Alistair, as you know, budgeting for travel is all about priorities: how best to spend what you have to spend. And every trip is different. But just to give you a data point that you may not have, for my wife and I to travel to Europe from the US for a one-month stay, approximately 65% of our budget is spent on transport and lodging. There is only so much that can be done about these costs, but knowing this number provides a focus for where to spend the most amount of time researching cost-cutting. This was a real eye-opener for me. ~James

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    • I am fortunate enough to live in the UK, so travel to a lot of European countries is rather cheap for me. I’m new to travelling, so I’m sure my ‘tips’ will change along the way through my travels. I can’t wait to share my travels when they happen! ~ Alistair


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