If you are thinking of taking yet another vacation with your family or friends, now is the time that you should start thinking about budgeting when it comes to your travel plans. These are days that all walks of life are affected by the economic crisis and so it is essential that you do a little wise spending even as you enjoy your trip. This holds true most especially when you are travelling abroad. Here are a few tips that will help you to save some of your money so that you don't end up coming home broke.
Many people think that last minute deals are the best but in reality, even though some a beneficial, the best deals can be found when you get online. The holiday parks abroad have some great deals on summer breaks at the moment and families can bag themselves a bargain. By booking early you can also by more choosy in what you pick as you have time to make a decision instead of having to choose under pressure, this is likely to save you money in the long run. So, consider to finder the best deals to save you some money.
Look for different Accommodation options
When travelling abroad you make a point of choosing the right location. There are some excellent self-accommodation options available meaning you can shop for some ingredients beforehand or at a local shop and make your own food there. This is going to be a bit more difficult and parents may not want to cook on their family break but you can save some money by doing so, so it is just a matter of weighing up the pros and cons of cooking and saving money or eating out and paying more. It's up to you. When shopping for a good deal you need to use lots of different comparison sites. Do not just use the main ones as you will not get the best deals. I would recommend going on alternativewebsites.com to find some alternatives to the big comparison sites.
These days, it is actually more trendy and wise to plan your trip around routes that are cheaper to fly. This is the reason all kinds of budget airline companies are sprouting up here and there across the world.
These airlines may not offer the same services that major airlines do but you can be sure that they are just as safe to travel on and you will be saving a considerable amount of money just by riding on them. You also stand the chance at a great adventure because these budget airlines have slightly different routes than major airlines do. This means that you will be landing in more exotic areas than you expect. Look into budget airline companies today and check out just how much fun you can have for less than the original cost.
Since you all loved the other cookie giveaway I did last week I thought a St. Patrick's Cookie Giveaway would be another great one for those of you who have a sugar tooth. :) This giveaway is sponsored by Gourmet Cookie Bouquets ! I personally have not tried these cookies but looking at the pictures of all the cookie bouquets made me ready to try them! I absolutely love the creativity in all their Holiday Bouquets! 2 Lucky winners will win a fun St. Patrick's Day Bouquet that is valued at $50. GOOD LUCK! I hope one of my readers wins!! Use the rafflecopter widget below to enter the St. Patrick's Day cookie giveaway. The mandatory entry is commenting on this post, but once that entry is completed, various other entry options will become available. Any option is acceptable, but the number of entries per person are limited to the number indicated in the contest rafflecopter form. Entries will be reviewed and duplicate or uncompleted ones will be removed
St. Patrick's day is March 17th so its approaching quickly. I have a few ideas on art and food projects that i want to do with the kiddos. Hopefully I will have enough time to complete them and share them with you. This was a super easy one for those little hands. I cut the stripes of colored paper but if you are working with a preschooler or school aged child then they can practice cutting. The two toddler boys here only had to glue the pieces on their piece of paper. EASY, but they enjoyed it! :) It sure has brightened my kitchen with them hanging on the fridge! :) I also talked more about the Promise God gave us with the rainbow since I know that history a whole lot better then the history of the Irish Holiday!
MY MEMORIES SUITE Review and giveaway! (#1 rated scrapbook software) The above is one of the scrap pages I have created. Super easy and super fast. I only took a couple minutes to create a 8 page photo book. I am still going to do some more with adding more embellishments! The below is one I created all from scratch and it only took me about 5 minutes! :) SO EASY! Here is a great video explaining more about the product. There are also tutorials available on youtube.com I am not sure if you are like me but I have spent hours online trying to upload photos to the web to place them into something I was trying to create. THE BIGGEST BONUS to My Memory Suite is the fact that it is downloaded to your computer so you do not have to wait forever for a picture to upload! It made my experience much quicker then other programs I have used online. The scrapbook software was very easy to download on my computer and did not take long to learn how to create. :) One feature t