5 thrifty travel tips

We have just come back from an amazing holiday and I want to share my top 5 thrifty travel tips from our trip with you.

5 thrifty travel tips

  1. We waited. We waited till 3 weeks before we wanted to go then searched for a last minute villa in Portugal. We saved nearly 80% that way and got our villa for around £400 as it was un-booked.
  2. We flew from a local airport. This saved us money on parking and petrol we were able to get a lift ( by offering to return the favour) and the fact we went on a very early flight meant we had almost an extra day of holiday!
  3.  I bought no new clothes. We had what we needed and buying new clothes for holidays is a bad habit I have got in to. No need at all they all get sun screen marked anyways!
  4.  We self catered. Meals out can cost up to £50 a pop adding huge amounts to holiday expenses…self catering is easier, cheaper and more flexible.
  5. Don’t take too much cash. I took way to  many euros and lost quite a bit switching hem back to pounds I really could have used my card more

Do you have any good travel tips? If so I would just LOVE to hear!

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  1. April 14, 2017 / 20:53

    Amazing bargain on your villa, what a fabulous holiday. I’m a big fan of self-catering too.

  2. April 15, 2017 / 19:15

    We got an amazing bargain a week before going away – I remember people around the pool talking about the ‘deal’ they got, at around 4x the price of our price! Great tips here!

  3. April 19, 2017 / 22:41

    Thinking of doing the same for our summer hols. Winging it with a late deal.

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