Fabulous Ideas for Thrifty Holidays #5frugalthings

Oh, we can spend just so much on holidays can’t we and then spend the rest of the year paying them off.

Thrifty Holidays


But, we really don’t have to – budget holidays are possible and there are lots of ways to save. I have been reflecting on our summer plans and these are my 5 frugal thoughts in relation to what might be getting up to hope these tips inspire you!

1) Ask a friend if they want a visit (preferably one who lives somewhere interesting!)

2) If your brood is too book to descend on someone for a visit how about offering to house sit for a friend whilst they go away

3) Youth hostels are often fabulous and you can get inexpensive family rooms these days too

4) What about camping? Once you have invested in the stuff you need you can pretty much take off when you like and it is still a really cheap option

5) How about staycationing and exploring your home ground but differently. I bet there are so many fascinating nooks and crannies in your local vicinity that have passed you right by. Ask your friends and neighbours for recommendations and save A LOT OF MONEY by staying home.

Don’t forget you can find more of my budgeting ideas on my Thrifty Home and Baby Budgeting blogs too


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  1. April 27, 2018 / 09:41

    I wouldn’t have opted for camping in the past, but I had a great time glamping with friends last year and would definitely do it again. We’re all for staycationing though, we like the idea of putting a little extra into making our home the kind of place we’d like to go to, instead of wanting to get away from! 😀

    • Becky Goddard-Hill
      April 27, 2018 / 09:59

      Great idea!

  2. April 27, 2018 / 11:37

    Some good ideas! I’m not one for camping at all but will be trying out some glamping this summer! 😉

  3. April 27, 2018 / 12:09

    If you know a friend with a holiday home or a caravan – ask for mate’s rates? 🙂

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