If you are living on a budget it can be difficult to imagine having enough money to go on a break or a holiday at any point in the year. As the summer comes to an end in the UK the attention turns to autumn and winter, and if you are slowly building away from debt, building a good credit score, and living to a tight budget, you’ll be surprised to hear that there are ways in which you can go on holiday this winter without spending too much money. Living within your means with a positive trend on your credit score allows you to borrow money in the form of a small payday loan if you need to, without it impacting on your ability to pay back the loan.
Some services such as Jack’s Flight Club provide you with some of the latest deals for flights. Even if you decide not to pay for membership this service in particular will email out occasional deals that allow you to find some fantastic discounts for flights all around the world. There are no fees that go to the service itself, it’s all about providing members with access to short-term promotions and flight sales without breaking the bank. Other places to keep an eye on cheap flights include Google Flights and Sky Scanner. Booking flights separately from hotels and off your own back is a fantastic way to keep the overall costs down of your holiday.
It is worth keeping an eye on these sorts of deals, as there are some fantastic winter holiday destinations, especially in Europe where you can go skiing in the Alps, visit the magnificent Christmas markets in places like Munich or Budapest, or look for some winter sun in the Mediterranean. There are always plenty of discounts and promotions on summer sun destinations, including in the Canary Islands where you can still get a pretty hot holiday even in the depths of winter. Further afield a Christmas in New York is magical, and by keeping an eye on deals you can find some pretty good deals for winter weekends in the Big Apple, but this should be looked at in plenty of advance time to ensure you get the best deal.
Other ways to travel into Europe without breaking the bank include signing up to email alerts for the lowest prices on train fares (where railway travel costs significantly less than in the UK), or you can choose to drive abroad and take more control over your travel arrangements.
If you want to keep the costs down even further why not look to take on a holiday in the UK? There are plenty of magical winter destinations in the UK that don’t have to cost you the earth. Why not look to a warm and comforting holiday cottage in Wales, Scotland, or in the Lake District? Cut down the overall costs by sharing with family or a group of friends, and with self-catering you can cut your costs even further by preparing in advance and taking plenty of food and drink away with you.
It doesn’t have to cost the earth to go on holiday this winter, and when you are living on a tight budget it is nice to know you can make future plans without having a detrimental impact on your budget and life.