How To Save Money On Holiday
It is always exciting when you arrive on holiday. It is something you have probably saved up for and worked for a long time to get. With the bright sunshine and different currencies, it is easy to lose track of what you are spending. This is why you should be aware of what you are spending and how to save money on holiday.
Avoid the tourist traps
It is easy to go to the most well-known cafes, restaurants and hot spots. But the danger is you end up spending more than you would than going to places that the locals actually go to. Fortunately, with online reviews and recommendations, it is a lot easier to find cheaper places to go that provide a more authentic experience, while often if you ask the staff at your hotel where they like to go, then they will usually be happy to tell you as well.
Don’t dine twice a day
Going out for lunch and dinner can add up. Buying items at a market are not only less expensive but can also give you the chance to try local food while having a picnic, taking in the beautiful area around you. If your hotel offers a free breakfast, don’t be afraid to stock up to get you through the day. If the hotel doesn’t, local café breakfasts are likely to be more affordable.
Don’t forget the EHIC card
Applying for an EHIC card will allow you to get healthcare for free or at a much lower rate, definitely something you would feel better about if you get sick or injured abroad. Also, remember to show your card straight away as this will help you to prevent being charged for treatment.
Check local prices
This may sound obvious, but you need to know what things cost in the local area. The reason this is important is so that you can know if you are being charged an excessive amount for something a local would pay less for (and it is also useful information if you want to haggle).
Look up travel passes
Ideally, you would go to a place that you could walk around for most of what you want to see. Sometimes this is not practical. Fortunately, with a bit of looking around, you can find local travel passes that will allow you to go further without having to keep buying separate bus, train or taxi fares.
Set yourself a budget
The final tip is true for pretty much anything- make sure that you budget properly and limit what you spend each day. For example, you may prefer to get an ice cream outside rather than have a dessert in the restaurant, and you should definitely avoid extras such as premium TV or room service.
Talk to us
It is worth knowing how to get the most out of your money. If you want to discuss ways to invest, contact Larcomes Financial Services today, and we will be happy to discuss your circumstances in more detail.