While most people love the idea of traveling, their finances don’t always seem to agree with their travel dreams. This is exactly why it’s so important to be an informed traveler, so you know the very best ways and places to find the cheapest holiday accommodation deals online. In fact, you may be able to save enough money that you can afford to also book a second holiday.
Here are some tips you can start using right now, so you can enjoy the savings.
Don’t Write Off Business Hotels
One of the first tips is that you shouldn’t automatically write off business hotels. Sure you may be traveling for pleasure, but did you know that business hotels often offer special deals and promotions during summer months? This tends to be the slowest months for business travel, so the hotels look to appeal to other travelers instead in hopes of still booking up.
Over 7 million people travel to Hawaii each year to lounge on the sand and take in the beautiful views of the ocean. The island boasts spectacular views of evening sunsets and a relaxing environment that will allow you to escape. For those who are planning a trip to Hawaii and are on a budget, considering these technologies and the important tips below.
Get Groceries When You Arrive
When you’re traveling to Hawaii on a budget, it’s important to book a hotel room that features a kitchenette to ensure that you have a place to meal prep and cook food instead of dining out for each meal during the day. You’ll save hundreds of dollars during your trip by visiting the grocery store after you arrive. You can also stay at a hotel that offers complimentary breakfast each morning to save more money with a free meal. Although purchasing food at the grocery store can cost more than on the mainland, the farmer’s market is a great place to score low deals on fresh produce and meat that is locally sourced.
Traveling is fun. It comes with the thrill of discovering places you have never been before. There is also the excitement of meeting new people and experiencing diverse cultures. Unfortunately, amidst this pleasure lurks that logistical stress of making sure that your trip goes on as planned. This is the hardest part of any trip and if not well managed, can make your travel painfully expensive in terms of emotional drain and cost. The good news is that with the following tricks, you can have a stress free holiday.
1. Plan Well and in Advance
The secret to the success of any great endeavor lies in its planning. This includes the trip you have always dreamt of taking. To actualize this dream, you need to come up with a plan that is practical and executable. For instance, determine where, when, and how you want to take your trip. Put aside enough money to fund your trip. Do not wipe out your savings as there is life to live and bills to pay after the holiday.
As someone who loves to travel, I often face a dilemma. I always have problems deciding on the destination. On one hand, I am usually so knackered from my daily routine that I can already picture myself in my mind’s eye: a cocktail in one hand, a romance novel in the other. The light murmur of the warm breeze, the rustling of palm leaves and the soft sound of waves lapping at the shore is the background noise. My skin is sun-kissed, and salty. But then I hear the siren’s call of great cities, of adventures waiting to be had and sights to be seen. So when the time came to plan my Spanish holiday, I was torn between the charming Madrid (my perceptions of Madrid before I went based solely on Pedro Almodóvar’s quirky movies), and Tenerife – the ultimate beach getaway. That is until I realized there was a perfectly easy solution! Why not do both?
The Island of Volcanoes
The first part of my trip, I decided, would be devoted to rest and relaxation. Tenerife is a part of the Canary Islands, a volcanic, rocky archipelago technically part of Spain, but it is actuality located off the western coast of Africa. Thanks to its location, it has the perfect weather all year long, with plenty of sunshine regardless of the season and temperatures ranging from 20 to 35 degrees Celsius. Getting there is quite easy, the island has its own airport, and there are plenty of flights, both regular and charter. I expected it to be small, and meant to stay on the beach, but once I got there I realized there was much to be seen. I decided to hire a car, which turned out to be a fairly affordable and very practical way of getting around.
With the holiday season right around the corner, now is a perfect time to start thinking about how to make the most out of your campaign. With people starting to celebrate all kinds of different holidays (Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, New Year’s), now is an excellent time to bring up your campaign! You’ll be surrounded by family and friends, who are your main target audience and donors. Since everyone will be together, this is a great time to ask for donations. By explaining what you will be able to do, see, and experience with their contribution, you will be able to convince others to donate. Below are some ideas on how you can bring up your campaign to your friends and family during the holiday season.
Give a Holiday Speech
Whether you are attending or hosting a holiday party, these are both perfect opportunities to let everyone know that you are raising money for your meaningful travel experience and that you need their help. By giving a speech or just connecting with other party goers, you will be able to connect with your donors in person. Doing this will add a personal connection to your campaign and increase your donations. An important thing to consider when giving your holiday speech is to motivate party goers to take action. You could ask your audience to pull our their phone and look up your campaign or even have a signup sheet where people could write down their email or phone number to learn more about your campaign. So make sure to take advantage of these social gatherings, and connect with your target audience to increase your donations!