Saving Money on a Summer Staycation

The last two years have taught us the true value of a UK staycation. It’s easy to see why this is the case as there is a sense of security in not leaving the country in times of uncertainty. In the past two years, many of us have bene reminded that the UK is a diverse place with loads of different holiday destinations to try out, and it will definitely save you a bit of money compared with going abroad.

With summer well and truly on its way, you might be tempted to save some money by keeping things local, like many Brits. Today, we will look at how taking a staycation will help you to put some money aside that you can dedicate to other projects or investments.

Planning is Key

In the world of booking a holiday, knowledge is power. The more you know about your destination and what you plan on doing there, the more opportunities you have to save money. There is a push/pull argument to be made around whether booking way ahead saves you more money than bagging a last-minute deal. You can see the appeal of either approach, but for overall peace of mind and an element of control, we would opt for the former. See what you can explore in an undiscovered part of the country like Basingstoke, for example.

Think About Timing

This time of year, it’s a good time to book a trip as we are past the peak season of summer. There is still a whole market of places to go and things to see, but you can do this at a lower price thanks to the fact that generally less people are taking a holiday. There are the occasional outliers and the period immediately after Christmas tends to be a little bit quieter. You can still consider where you want to visit to find a place to take a trip that is interesting but not inundated with other tourists.

Organise Your Activities – Indoor and Out

The Great British weather is something that always keeps people guessing, but there is plenty to do if the rain persists. In keeping your costs as low as they can be you can focus on visits to the UKs many free museums and places of interest. If you find that the weather has improved somewhat, and you want some fresh air, it’s fairly straightforward to plan some self-guided city tours or country walks with the right research. The only limits here are your imagination, and the better prepared you are the lower your overall costs will be.

We are having to do all we can to ensure that we drive our costs down, for holidays or otherwise. We have learned not to take travel for granted. While many of us will be opting for a foreign holiday this summer, take the time to research what your options are a little closer to home and you might be surprised at the wealth of different experiences you can enjoy! All without the stress of having to deal with airports and flying! 

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