It’ll come as no surprise that I love to go away: Exploring new places is one my favourite things to do, and my incurable wanderlust means that I am always up for a new adventure. Travel is something I write about a lot on here, and it’s the posts I get most excited about sharing because I love looking back on the memories down the line. I’m not blessed with unlimited money, so travelling on a budget is usually the way I get around it.
This year alone, I’ve managed to squeeze in 8 trips within the UK, and abroad, which has only sparked my love of travel even more and I don’t think it’s a fire that is going to burn out any time soon.
One of my favourite things to do is to check on Sky Scanner for cheap places to the destinations that are on my list, and see which the cheapest month to visit in so I can bear that in mind for when the need for a trip strikes!
I wouldn’t call myself an expert in this field, but when it comes to finding good deals online, I can definitely shed some light if you’re looking for a little city break, or maybe something further afield, and today I have rounded up some of the ways that I use when I’m travelling on a budget.
Back on January 1st, Ryanair were in the midst of doing a post-Christmas sale on flights, and I for one, took advantage of it. You have to be a bit savvy with these sales, as not only are they time-sensitive, there may only be a few months where the cheaper flights can be taken. That said, it’s easy enough to get yourself a good deal.
On the day, I managed to book 3 different sets of flights for later in the year, at a fraction of what they would originally cost, so it’s definitely worth keeping an eye out.
A January sale isn’t something that all airlines do, but the best way to find out when they are reducing the prices the is by following them on their Social Media channels, as this is where they tend to spill the beans first.
The great thing with most European destinations is that they tend to have better weather than the UK (I’m writing this as it’s 30 degrees outside, so maybe not the best time for this example…) but when the weather starts to turn in late September – early October, it’s the best time to escape and get some last-minute sun.
Some of my favourite holidays have been taken out of season as the weather has been so glorious just before it starts to change, and autumn is definitely my favourite season, in the UK and elsewhere so you’ve got to make the most of it.
The great thing about going out of season as well is that the flight prices go down because the airlines need to attract so bear this in mind as well when you’re ready to book something.
There is an abundance of websites out there, claiming they can get you the best deals on holidays, and although it may take a little bit longer to find something that suits your needs and budget, it is definitely something that is worth looking into.
Some sites such as Latest Deals scour the web for you, which means you can look at the deals on the internet, all in one place – shopping for a holiday has never been so simple!
It might seem daunting to go to a place that you know little or nothing about, but it can also be one of the most exciting experiences for you. When we booked flights to Eindhoven back in January, none of us knew anything about it, but it ended up being such a fun trip because we just got to explore.
Ryanair and Easyjet fly to some obscure places, but it doesn’t mean that you won’t find something fun to do there, or if you’re still a little bit hesitant, why not use these cheaper flights to get to a city you want to go to by connecting once you’re there?
And there you have my tips for getting the most out of your travelling – if you have any more, please let me know!
How do you like to travel?