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The new year has begun and brought lots of new opportunities with it. But,
unfortunately, it doesn’t look like the weather will be improving any time soon. Perhaps
this is why January is such a popular time for booking holidays! With the rain still pouring
and the wind biting, what better time is there to plan a warm trip for the summer?
So, what do you need to think about to make your summer holiday something to really
look forward to?
Managing family money can be challenging but, when you know what your priorities are
and you have a fixed budget, it gets a lot easier. Remember that while holidays are all about fun, getting the most for your money is still important. This might mean compromising on some things to get more elsewhere. It might mean expanding your horizons to consider completely different holiday ideas.
Some companies like StudyLink Tours are great for groups of students planning a trip because they make the most of group bookings and create custom holidays. You can take a leaf out of their book by looking at the best way to organize. You might find that booking activities and tours in advance could be a lot cheaper.
Even if you don’t have the money to go on holiday right now, starting to save up is a
really good idea. Think about where you want to go and work backwards from
your planned holiday dates so you know how much you need to save each month
to achieve your dream holiday.
At this point in the year, you still have plenty of time so dream big. What do you really want
to experience this year? For some families, sun, sea and sand are essential; for others,
a city break with plenty of activities and tours would be ideal. Understanding what you
want first will help you narrow down your destinations.
Now you have a better idea of what you are looking for, it’s a good idea to keep your search
nice and broad. Have a look at holiday destinations that are off the beaten track and
don’t lock yourself into a standard package deal too early on. Unusual family holidays
are the ones that stay with you over the years so don’t assume that you have to do
the same as everyone else!
Looking at travel costs can often impact your choices. You might find that a destination
you hadn't thought of before is a lot cheaper to get to than your usual haunts. Equally,
you might consider different modes of transport. Taking trains is becoming increasingly
popular and also offers an opportunity to stay in other destinations along the way.
Interrailing is often considered a student holiday but families can get just as
much out of the experience!
With so many options for travel, there’s no need to let the weather get you down.
Start planning your summer holiday now and make sure you have something
fun to look forward to.