10 ways to save money on your vacation

Planning a wedding and travelling aren’t really two things that go hand in hand. Right now, almost every spare penny we have is being tipped into the wedding fund, and travelling has taken a bit of a backseat. But – as always, there’s a way around it, and researching ways to save money and make the most of vacation time (without spending a fortune) has become my new saving grace.
Here are a few tips…
Book your flights early
Air fares, train tickets and many other kinds of transport you may use are always at their cheapest if you buy them way ahead of schedule. You may have heard people talking about waiting until the last minute to get even cheaper travel deals, but this is obviously a bit of a gamble (that might not pay off!) so booking things early is usually your best bet for the cheapest fares.Go in-direct 
Another quick way to save a bit of cash is to chose in-direct flights. This isn’t everyone’s idea of fun, but it can offer big savings.Pre-book airport transfers
You may have got used to simply flagging a taxi when you leave the airport at your destination, but pre-booking your transfer can save you a lot of money and time spent waiting around when the airport is particularly busy. There are several companies out there that provide pre-booked transfers, and most have taxi and shuttle services for parties of all sizes. Alternatively – research whether Uber is in use at your vacation destination – this can saves loads of money over the course of your holiday.Keep an eye on foreign currency
Seen as you’re going to decide on where you want to go early in the year, you’ll have a lot of time to check the value of the currency you’ll be using abroad. Set little, regular reminders for yourself, and only change your money when your currency is at a low point.Choose all-inclusive
Many travel agents, such as Going Places and Thomas Cook, offer all-inclusive packages which give you unlimited food and drink in a lot of hotels in their destinations. This is a great way to keep cost down over the week as a whole, and you can have a stress free (money free) vacation once you get there.

 Be careful with your phone
Believe it or not, you can live without Facebook, and turning off your phone for the week will cut down on the nasty financial surprises you may otherwise come home to. I actually find this helps me enjoy my holiday a bit more too…Save air miles
Like countless other people on these schemes, you may already be taking this step. If not, it’s an excellent way to cut down the cost of your flights, giving you more to enjoy yourself when you’re away!




  1. Kelly Knight September 9, 2015 / 8:28 pm

    Great advise! I remember not being able to go to Flordia because I waited to long to purchase the tickets. A lot of excellent advise on money saving tips!! Good luck with your wedding and traveling!! 🙂

    • Elle-Rose Williams September 12, 2015 / 4:25 pm

      Thanks Kelly! 🙂 x

  2. Mark R September 10, 2015 / 3:38 pm

    You get a lot of saving benefits indeed when you do things in advance. To add, group travels are good too. I’ve seen plenty of group packages that help the price per individual really affordable.

    • Elle-Rose Williams September 12, 2015 / 4:25 pm

      Hey Mark – I agree! Renting villas is a good example – the more people, the better!

  3. Nick Crosby September 12, 2015 / 4:57 pm

    Some solid tips there. Few of these I myself follow quite regularly, like booking flights much in advance, saving air miles, etc. I too think that with a bit of planning and creativity, we can save quite a lot while still enjoying ourselves. By the way, best wishes in advance for the wedding day. Have loads and loads of fun. 🙂

  4. Lee Thoms September 12, 2015 / 7:56 pm

    Wow, I am so happy that I found your site and this post! I love learning new things and this is the year that I am stepping up my traveling game so thanks for the tips. I just signed up for VoucherBin and the reminder about checking in and getting the most out of your money when exchanging it for foreign currency. I often feel like this is a forgotten about or last minute step.

    I also believe that in the travel game, the early bird definitely gets the worm. It’s good to do your research and have a sense of pricing and do a bit of price-checking, but in general, the earlier you book your flight the better (for the purse or wallet).

    Thanks again for providing these great tips and make sure to update them as you learn more. I am loving your site. Thanks again!

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