Tips to Plan a Short Holiday on a Budget

A short holiday is the perfect way to rejuvenate and renew oneself. In today’s day and age where ‘time’ is at a premium we are so often concerned with getting things done at exact hours that we forget to just lay back and relax. This tendency to over work ourselves and take on so much stress is what causes a ‘burnout’ – that sickening mental condition when one is left virtually incapable of doing anything else. To avoid a burnout, it is your brain that needs a break, and what better way to provide it that than to take it on a holiday?

Below are some tips that will help you plan a short holiday on a budget that will not only give you the much needed break, but also protect your pocket from being burned into. Take a look!

Tip 1# Look for holiday spots near your home

Many a times we plan for luxurious and enchanting holidays in faraway lands, and we forget about the places that are closer to home. A small spa located in the mountains, a nature hike, a forest trail that leads to virtually nowhere but brings you closer to happiness than anything else you’ve known – these are the things that you should look for. You can plan for the world trip in the back of your mind, but for now finding somewhere close that offers you some ‘quiet time’ should be your priority.

Tip 2# Find accommodation near the city centre

If you are travelling to a new city, make sure to find accommodation in the city centre itself, or as close as possible. You will save up a lot of money that you would otherwise have spent travelling to and fro. Unless the whole idea is to spend a weekend in the wilderness, it makes sense to stay put in a budget accommodation near the city centre where you will be close to all the major events and happenings, and in close vicinity to all the sightseeing.

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Tip 3# Travel like a local

Often said, rarely done. One of the best ways to save up money on travel is to go where the locals go, at where the locals eat, and shop where the locals shop. It wouldn’t be a bad idea to befriend the guy at your hotel desk and ask him for help with planning your itinerary for your vacation.

Tip 4# Travel light

This tip comes in handy when you are looking for a quick weekend getaway. If you travel with tonnes of baggage (both figuratively and literally) you will need to book cabs and aeroplanes and huge suites in hotels with a concierge service that will blow a hole through your pocket. If you travel light, however, you can just hop on a metro or a bus and save yourself money. Plus, you will not have to fret at the luggage counter waiting for your bags when you can be out there enjoying your holiday!

Hire a caravan if you want to travel with your family and friends.

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