Family Travel During High Season – 7 Tips to Make It Affordable

Whether you’re a student or a full-time employee, it is likely that you normally travel in high season which means crowds, overly expensive food and entertainment. A trip during the busy season can be especially costly if you travel with your family. So, today we’re sharing our top tips to help you organize your journey with less money and more fun. Let’s get started!

  1. Don’t Leave Booking to the Last Minute

Some travellers try their luck and book their tickets and hotel at the very last moment hoping to save some money. What a mistake! The best accommodation can be booked up weeks or months in advance. Not only are the last-minute options costly, but they might not meet your needs. To find affordable tickets, you can keep an eye on flights throughout the whole year by turning on price alerts and purchasing them once the price is within your budget.

  1. Make Your Photos at Home 

Another way to save money is taking your visa photograph on your own. Imagine, you do not need to go anywhere to get your passport or visa photo. It’s so much easier, especially if you are going to travel with your kids. Don’t worry – you don’t need any special skills for it. If you own a smartphone and are aware of the photo requirements, you can easily make it with a visa photo editor tool

  1. Don’t Limit Yourself to an Airport

We often book direct flights without even checking flights to airports nearby. However, it might be much cheaper to fly to another airport and get to your destination via train or bus. Get this, you can start your journey in another country and make new memories, but spend less. Just make sure to calculate all of your transportation costs such as train tickets, taxi fares and so on. 

  1. Lesser-known = Truly Enjoyable

Why tolerate crowds of tourists, when you can discover lesser-known places instead? Google such locations and ask the locals – they will tell you about the best spots. This way you will be able to visit really entertaining yet low-cost destinations. 

  1. Stay With a Local

There are numerous advantages when you stay with a local. Firstly, you see the culture inside and out and might even learn a little bit of a foreign language. Secondly, you make new friends all over the world. Lastly and most importantly, you don’t waste your savings on a luxurious hotel. Instead, you spend a fairly small amount of money (or even nothing) and stay in a place with everything you might need: kitchen, bathroom, and so on. 

  1. Eat the Local Food

Food is one of the biggest travelling expenses no matter where you go. Popular restaurants and cafes tend to serve overpriced meals to tourists which is a rather devastating but harsh reality. Local food can be a viable and equally delicious alternative. Do your shopping in the local supermarkets and cook yourself, or ask the local inhabitants where you can eat out for a reasonable price. 

  1. Pack Properly

Luggage can be an expensive, unexpected cost while traveling by air. Make sure to check how many bags are included in the ticket price with the airline you choose and how much additional baggage costs. If you can pack your suitcase more efficiently you could potentially save $50 – $100 per person; and, if you are only going on a weekend adventure consider packing just a carry on. Moreover, we highly recommend writing a packing list so as not to forget anything. 

Now you know how to wisely plan your family trip in peak season with minimum expenses. Finding adventures and then going for them is so fun and exciting. We hope that you make the best out of it!

This is a collaborative post.