Why is budget travel the best way to go?
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- Published on Wednesday, 26 July 2023 11:36
- Last Updated on 26 July 2023
- Monica Costa
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Why is budget travel the best way to go?
Taking time off your busy schedule to travel with family can be rewarding. However, it can be costly if not planned well. If your travel plans exceed your budget, it would be best to rethink everything. That is not to say you should call off the travel altogether, as you can still have a memorable trip on a budget. A solo trip will require 153 GBP a day, so you can imagine how much you must set aside if you are an average family of four spending ten days away from home. Here are three compelling reasons why you should travel on a budget.
Cultivate valuable experiences
People are usually conscious of how much they spend when they travel on a budget. This can be positive because it helps you focus more on the experience than on extravagant expenses. When you are on a budget, you will take the time to compare and contrast travel activities, particularly how much they cost. Being this thorough allows you to scrutinise every activity to decide on the ones with the most valuable experiences. The UK is undoubtedly rich in history and culture; therefore, if your family travel is themed, you will have countless opportunities to select from a list of valuable experiences. You can explore historical landmarks, museums, and parks with your family – which can be even more enjoyable than a highly-priced attraction. Another noteworthy point is that going this route creates several opportunities to interact with locals. The meaningful conversations will form part of the valuable experience and leave a lasting impression on your children’s minds.
- Discover hidden gems in offbeat locations
When you are on a mission to beat down travel costs, you inadvertently discover hidden gems. Being careful in your travel location selection increases the chance of finding undiscovered, inexpensive, but exciting locations for the family. Very often, the most refreshing travel locations are less known about. Even better, they are affordable and make ideal destinations for family travel. A travel survey on these destinations also revealed the secret behind their affordability. Because they are less commercialised or not at all, many have no entrance fees, which is usually characteristic of widely-known travel locations. Fortunately, sites like Cheap Family Holidays can help you discover these gems.
- Gain financial freedom for a future adventure
One less-known fact about budget travel is the opportunity it creates for future adventures. The more you focus on saving money on such family trips, the better you can save for an adventure holiday in the foreseeable future. You can even build a travel fund bit by bit until you hit a sum that’s more than enough to do something different for once with family. It might seem like small savings that won’t get anywhere. However, do not forget that even small savings accumulate over time. Before you know it, there will be a decent amount to embark on a well-deserved family trip where you don’t have to worry much about the cost. It is worth knowing that budgeted travels build financial discipline. That is especially important when there are children involved. Your careful financial decisions on a trip teach them to be mindful of money and how it’s spent. It might be a string of budget-friendly family holidays for a while, but you will be imparting lifetime financial lessons.
Remember why a budget travel may be more appealing the next time you plan to travel with family.
Monica Costa founded London Mums in September 2006 after her son Diego’s birth together with a group of mothers who felt the need of meeting up regularly to share the challenges and joys of motherhood in metropolitan and multicultural London. London Mums is the FREE and independent peer support group for mums and mumpreneurs based in London https://londonmumsmagazine.com and you can connect on Twitter @londonmums