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Monthly Archives: October 2017

About Planning Honeymoon on Budget

Not everyone has the benefit of being able to go on honeymoon without a budget, which is why you need to have some idea on what you can afford before you start shopping sound. The first step to planning a honeymoon on a budget is to know what your budget is. Your budget should include travel, accommodation, food, drink and experiences to ensure you have a memorable time and the perfect start as your new life together.

That being said, it is always advisable to start saving as soon as possible to push your budget up slightly, though all-inclusive deals may be the best option for you to help your money go further and gel you save on your budget, so that everything is included and all you have to worry about is food, drink and entertainment, or in some cases just your drink and entertainment. It’s something to think about. There is nothing that says you have to go straight from your wedding reception to your honeymoon, you can wait a couple of weeks or months and then go on your honeymoon to ensure you have a big enough budget to relax and enjoy yourself.

The next tip is to look at the honeymoon travel deals and offers that are currently available. It is at this point you may want to look at online travel companies that work with resorts throughout the world and can offer you a type of holiday experience that you will both enjoy. Ideally the company should provide city, sea and snow breaks, so you can choose the one you feel is the best match for you. Have a good look through the honeymoon travel deals that they provide, identifying their costs and see if anything appeals to you that you feel is the romantic getaway that you deserve.

It is always advisable when planning your honeymoon on a tight budget to look at out of season times. Even if you are getting married in the heat of summer and you want to go to a seaside resort, consider midweek or out of school holidays, where resorts and hotels are more likely to drop their prices to fill rooms. Here you can find value for money deals that has you staying in top quality resorts at prices you can afford.

If you are planning your honeymoon on a budget, then the shorter your honeymoon the better. Yes, it’s fantastic to imagine a few weeks or a month away together to spend your first few weeks as a married couple, but you have to be realistic in terms of your budget. You an easily enjoy yourself for a full week, enjoy a spectacular location and five star hotel within your budget. Who says you can’t have more than one honeymoon and if you had your heart set on a longer honeymoon, split it up into budgeted experiences over a period of time.

Another tip when planning your honeymoon on a budget is to not travel too far. If you live in the United Kingdom then travel within your own country or head over to Spain or France, which are easily accessible and affordable for travel so that you can make your budget go a little bit further.

Booking A Hotel On The Cheap

Revisit The Same Hotel

If you are a regular traveler and you visit the same location frequently, then you should book the same hotel as you can get great deals or offers. If the same hotel has a chain of hotels around the globe even then you can score great discounts quickly. Just remember that when you book your room mention that you have previously stayed at the same hotel. When the hotel sees your reputation as a returning customer, they will offer you a better rate or perhaps give you an upgraded room.

Make Use Of Deals And Coupons

You can save money when you book your hotel from websites that are hotel booking agencies, but if you want to save more money on your accommodation expenditure, it’s best you search for online deals and coupons before booking a hotel. Many money-saving sites offer deals and coupons for different hotels and motels. It’s always wise to make use of such offers and save as much on your travel expenses.

City Breaks Are Economical In Summer

Keep in mind the season in which you are planning to travel. City breaks usually are less expensive in summers, as there are fewer events, less business travelers and a huge migration towards the coast.

Plan Ski Vacation

Rent Rather Than Buy

If you are a beginner or do not ski often, buying equipment is expensive and makes little sense. Instead, rent your skis or boards, boots, and necessary accoutrements. Not only will this tactic save you money, but will save you the hassle of carrying the equipment back home. Skiers and snowboarders can usually rent their equipment within a range of $30 and $50 dollars a day. You can often rent equipment at the resort for maximum convenience, but contacting an in-town outfitter beforehand and conveying your needs is likely to save you time and money.

Lift Tickets

Often lift tickets are the most expensive aspect of snowboarding or skiing. You can typically get a discount of around 5% for buying your tickets online, and you may be able to get the scoop on limited time deals and e-coupons by signing up to your favorite resorts’ mailing lists, especially immediately after a major holiday. Additionally, the middle of the week is a typical slow period for most mountains, so you can usually achieve a cheaper price, and less of a crowd on the lifts or on the slopes.

Lodging

There are a variety of different types of lodging, ranging from the expensive and indulgent on-slope lodge, to the luxuriously cozy and quaint hotel in the village. You can find deals allowing you to, in some cases, literally ski out of your hotel room, for as low as $110 per night per person. However, staying in the village and shuttling to the resort is a great way to save money, and often see more of the local nightlife in the town.

Meals and Entertainment

Depending on your priorities, meals may be the most expensive aspect of your trip, especially if you choose to dine in the resort’s ski lodge, restaurant, or bar. Usually there is a pretty steep mark up for food and drink items bought on site. You can save money by packing a backpack with snacks and drinks bought from the village, or a small cooler with sandwich materials. Prioritize meals and entertainment so that you are certain to try the best the town has to offer, but not for every meal, so you still have some cash for other splurges.

Perfect Ski Lodge

Any accommodations that you book should be in the perfect spot. Of course, this means you will want to be near a good ski lift. Some hotels offer free transportation to lifts. Ski schools and mountain views are also things to consider. But do not forget the physical location of the hotel: you want to be in a great town or city. Skiing is a physical sport and while it is an exhilarating experience for many, it can also be hard on your body. Generally, most people who partake of a ski trip like to unwind in the evenings with music and food. Make sure you are in a great location with other activities available in the event that you choose to take a day off.

Ski lodges vary from place to place. There are very primitive abodes, including those that do not have electricity. These are for those who crave adventure and camping-like settings. Then there are those that cater to families with children. Look for swimming pools, accessibility to spas, fireside features, and cafes. These might seem like minor attractions, but in the end, they can do a lot to enhance your trip.

For a successful ski trip, you will want to find a mountain range, of course. Beautiful ski resort towns generally cater well to those seeking out winter excursions. Choose a beautiful destination known for its wintry scenery, and you will find yourself experiencing a more idyllic vacation. It may seem minor, but the right town can do wonders for your morale.